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*We are now in process of building up our 2018 event listings... The 2018s are now back to being highlighted in FUCHSIA... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may copy and paste our listings for their own use please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

OTHER GOOD SOURCES OF ONLINE LISTINGS OF LOCAL CT-AREA OLD CAR EVENTS - Here are a few other reliable places we will occasionally check in with for event listings: Hemmings - http://www.hemmings.com/ ; Special Interest - http://www.specialinterest.com/ ; OldRide.com's Connecticut events section - http://www.oldride.com/events/connecticut.html ; Connecticut Cruise News - http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ ; our Facebook friend Frank Catalina recommended the "Cruisin' Bruce" Calendar for a lot of good RI, Southeastern MA, and occasionally some Eastern CT event info too - http://www.cruisinbruce.com/CarShowCalendar.html ; and the CT Council of Car Clubs - http://www.ctccc.net/ (and please do let us know if you have any other favorite sources for CT-area old car event listings that we can possibly ad here--thanks!)

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CAR EVENTS

JANUARY 1, 2018, Monday, “Everywhere” – Happy New Year and Welcome to “Official Antique Status” all 1993 model year cars and trucks (as per the Antique Automobile Club of America’s definition of “Antique”—that being vehicles that are 25 years old or older)… For more info: http://www.aaca.org/  ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/16/2017)

JANUARY 6, 2018, Saturday, Hudson (MASSACHUSETTS) – "…’14th Annual Mid-Winter Hot Rod & Drag Racing Nostalgia Fest,’ 1-6pm, at the all-new Elks Hall, 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA… Admission $10… Cash bar & food available… Vintage drags and hot rod events on 3 flat screens, fantastic surround sound system… Vendors, commentators, 50/50 raffle, memorabilia… Bring and display drag vehicles, photo albums, and stuff… Info: Fred 978-618-8077, FAH60@comcast.net …” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above from the poster that our friend Fred Hire sent us via e-mail on 12/6/2017—we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of Fred’s poster to our server, where it can be viewed now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/6Jan2018HotRodDragRaceNostalgiaFestHudsonMA.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

JANUARY 7, 2018, Sunday, Hazardville section of Enfield – “...'...Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn,' 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91 to Route 190 East, Hazardville, turn right at Junction of Route 192)… 1st Sunday of the Month, 7am to 11am… This event happens on the following dates for the winter 2017-2018 season: December 3rdJanuary 7th  February 4th... March 4th… Vendors $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public $2 donation… Information contact: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Don Passardi 860-684-2675, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777… Produced by MAFCC…”  webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friends at the Belltown Antique Car Club for confirmation that there will indeed be another cold-weather series of Enfield Powder Mill Barn indoor automotive swap meets coming up this coming winter! Very pleased to see the listing appear on page 2 of the November 2017 issue of their official newsletter, The Belltown Bulletin, expertly created and edited by Dan David! First date for Powder Mill Barn will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 7am to 11am. This is a really cool and laid-back indoor auto swap--had a great time last time I was able to make it there--hoping to get back there again this season! Thanks to the "MAFCC" (assuming that stands for Model A Ford Club of Connecticut) for making it possible once again!... More info - Link to the Belltown November 2017 newsletter on Facebook: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/newsletters/BACC%20November%202017.pdf – And here’s a screen shot we made (& uploaded to our server), with the info as it appeared on the BACC newsletter page, highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-SCREENSHOT.jpg ... And here’s a larger rendition of just the FLYER itself that we also uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-FLYER.jpg ... Also for your  info - Belltown Antique Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/31/2017)

JANUARY 11-15, 2018, Thursday-Monday, Boston (MASSACHUSETTS) – "New England International Auto Show," at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210… For more info: http://www.bostonautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 19-21, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Allentown (PENNSYLVANIA) – "Automania," Pennsylvania's largest indoor heated swap meet, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104… For more info: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/automania/default.aspx ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 20-21, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – "Springfield Motorcycle Show," at the Big E Young Building, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089…… For more info: http://www.osegmotorcycle.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 20-21, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – "Auto Parts Swap 'n Sell," at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… For more info: http://www.apswapnsell.com/ ... *10/31/2017 UPDATES – Quoting from the informative broadcast e-mail we received from Dale Wolbrink (racinprvet@gmail.com): “…On Saturday and Sunday, January 20 & 21, 2018, Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell, New England’s largest indoor all-automotive swap meet, will feature a wide array of new and used auto parts, tools, accessories, and automobilia for all categories of motorsports. A Car Corral, offering special interest cars for sale, rounds out the huge show that encompasses all 125,000 square foot of the Better Living Center at the Eastern States Exposition Center “Home of the Big E” in West Springfield, MA… Vendor Space: 12’x15’ space is available for $130. (Wall space 12’x12’)… Car Corral: Call for 860.871.6376 or 860.268.1787 More Information… Ticket Prices: One-Day tickets only $12 (Kids 12 & Under free w/ paid adult)… Show Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, January 20 & 21… For nearly 40 years, the Autoparts Swap ‘n Sell has stood as a tradition for the automotive community… For more details, visit apswapnsell.com or call Start-Finish Productions at (860) 871-6376 or (860) 268-1787…”… *12/26/2017 UPDATES – We received a very nice snail mail package (postmarked 12/20/2017) from Mr. Ben Dodge of Start-Finish Productions, which included a ton of information about the event, plus several handbills of various sizes—we chose the largest-format one to scan and upload to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BigEAutoPartsSwapNSellPoster.jpg ... We wish to thank Mr. Dodge sincerely for his forwarding all of these useful materials about the 2018 version of the great “Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell” at the Big E, and encourage everyone to check it out—you will not be sorry! A great way for automotive enthusiasts to beat the winter blahs (even if the weather outside is crummy—the Big E’s Better Living Center is a warm, inviting, and well-lighted place for an event like this) in a wonderful and interesting format!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017; additional details were added to this listing as of 10/31/2017; additional details including a hyperlink to an online copy of the official flyer for this event were added to this listing as of 12/26/2017)

JANUARY 26-28, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Worcester (MASSACHUSETTS) – "2018 Worcester Auto Show," at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608… For more info: https://worcestershows.com/auto/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

JANUARY 27-28, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – "Railroad Hobby Show," at the Big E Better Living Center, Young and Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… For more info: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/ and also: http://www.amherstrail.org/ARS/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

FEBRUARY 3, 2018, Saturday, Bridgeport – “Winter Meet-Up Event at Black Horse Garage with the Nick Murry YouTube Channel,” 12pm to 5pm, at Black Horse Garage, 726 Union Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06607… Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2309107655982266/ … More info – The Nick Murray YouTube Channel on Facebook is at: https://www.facebook.com/kiwinicktube/ - and Black Horse Garage is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/blackhorsegarage … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

FEBRUARY 4, 2018, Sunday, Hazardville section of Enfield – “...'...Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn,' 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91 to Route 190 East, Hazardville, turn right at Junction of Route 192)… 1st Sunday of the Month, 7am to 11am… This event happens on the following dates for the winter 2017-2018 season: December 3rdJanuary 7th  February 4th... March 4th… Vendors $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public $2 donation… Information contact: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Don Passardi 860-684-2675, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777… Produced by MAFCC…”  webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friends at the Belltown Antique Car Club for confirmation that there will indeed be another cold-weather series of Enfield Powder Mill Barn indoor automotive swap meets coming up this coming winter! Very pleased to see the listing appear on page 2 of the November 2017 issue of their official newsletter, The Belltown Bulletin, expertly created and edited by Dan David! First date for Powder Mill Barn will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 7am to 11am. This is a really cool and laid-back indoor auto swap--had a great time last time I was able to make it there--hoping to get back there again this season! Thanks to the "MAFCC" (assuming that stands for Model A Ford Club of Connecticut) for making it possible once again!... More info - Link to the Belltown November 2017 newsletter on Facebook: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/newsletters/BACC%20November%202017.pdf – And here’s a screen shot we made (& uploaded to our server), with the info as it appeared on the BACC newsletter page, highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-SCREENSHOT.jpg ... And here’s a larger rendition of just the FLYER itself that we also uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-FLYER.jpg ... Also for your  info - Belltown Antique Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/31/2017)

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY) – "The 45th Annual Atlantic City Auction & Car Show," at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401… For more info: http://acclassiccars.com.com/ ... webmaster’s note – I’ve been to this event in the past and it’s a lot of fun for the classic car fan—this is not your typical “international auto show” with new models—this is a classic car event with classic show cars, car corral of classic cars for sale, classic auction cars, a classic-car-oriented flea market, and more, and it’s all in a beautiful indoor facility… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/3/2017)

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Providence (RHODE ISLAND) – "Northeast International Auto Show," at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903… For more info: http://providenceautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017)

MARCH 4, 2018, Sunday, Hazardville section of Enfield – “...'...Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn,' 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91 to Route 190 East, Hazardville, turn right at Junction of Route 192)… 1st Sunday of the Month, 7am to 11am… This event happens on the following dates for the winter 2017-2018 season: December 3rdJanuary 7th  February 4th... March 4th… Vendors $15, table provided ($10 if you supply your own table)… Public $2 donation… Information contact: Jim Way 860-267-4626, Don Passardi 860-684-2675, Virginia O’Rourke 413-584-6777… Produced by MAFCC…”  webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friends at the Belltown Antique Car Club for confirmation that there will indeed be another cold-weather series of Enfield Powder Mill Barn indoor automotive swap meets coming up this coming winter! Very pleased to see the listing appear on page 2 of the November 2017 issue of their official newsletter, The Belltown Bulletin, expertly created and edited by Dan David! First date for Powder Mill Barn will be Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 7am to 11am. This is a really cool and laid-back indoor auto swap--had a great time last time I was able to make it there--hoping to get back there again this season! Thanks to the "MAFCC" (assuming that stands for Model A Ford Club of Connecticut) for making it possible once again!... More info - Link to the Belltown November 2017 newsletter on Facebook: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/newsletters/BACC%20November%202017.pdf – And here’s a screen shot we made (& uploaded to our server), with the info as it appeared on the BACC newsletter page, highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-SCREENSHOT.jpg ... And here’s a larger rendition of just the FLYER itself that we also uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017-18WinterEnfieldPowderMillBarnIndoorSwapMeetsPerBelltownNewsletterNov2017Issue-FLYER.jpg ... Also for your  info - Belltown Antique Auto Club on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/31/2017)

MARCH 4, 2018, Sunday, Norfolk (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts presents ‘MARCOM Annual Flea Market’… 7:30am to 11:00am, at Holmes Transportation Company, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA 02056…$3 admission; $20 space… To register call Dean Zwicker at 508-285-3211 …” Above info came directly from the dedicated Hemmings event info page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51411 … Even more info: This appears to be the MARCOM official web site: http://marcommodela.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

MARCH 10-11, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Mark’s NE Auto & Race Car Show," at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… Quoting from the listing we found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarksNEAutoRaceCarShow/): “…Mark’s Auto Parts Recyclers presents a New Show at the Eastern States Exposition on March 10, 2018, and March 11, 2018. More information to come regarding applications for show cars, sponsorships, and vendors. Inbox inquiries. Please share this post and information regarding this new show to all car enthusiasts…”... webmaster’s note – See the below info under the “March ???, 2018 listing for the Frank Marratta show for why this event has been completely “x’d-out,” unfortunately… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017; unfortunate event cancellation revision to this listing updated as of 1/12/2018)

MARCH ???, 2018, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – THIS LISTING IS TENTATIVE--WE HAVE  NOT  SEEN ANY DATES PUBLISHED FOR 2018 YET - "Frank Marratta's Auto And Race-A Rama Show," at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… For more info: http://fmautoshow.com/ ... *1/12/2018 “UPDATES” (note our use of quotation marks here!) – A fellow enthusiast who follows this calendar contacted us within the past few days about this event, its continued lack of published updates for 2018 (none that we’ve been able to find anyway), and any possible relationship to the appearance of the “Mark’s NE Auto & Race Car Show” (March 10-11, 2018, at the Big E), public notices for which started appearing on Facebook late last year. We thought about it and then tried contacting the “Mark’s” show at their dedicated Facebook page (note: Not the “Mark’s Cruise Night” Facebook page), and asked if there may be some kind of “cause and effect” relationship between the two events. The representative of the “Mark’s” show got back to me promptly, and indicated: 1) That the “Mark’s” event was not replacing the Marratta’s show, and, more importantly, 2) that the “Mark’s” show for 2018 has been “cancelled” (that’s the exact word that was used). So, that’s as much as we know. We also tried tuning in the Marratta’s show web site (http://fmautoshow.com/), and found a message that the show and/or the web site is “In Maintenance.” I made a screen shot of that, which you can view at the following link:http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/FrankMarrattaAutoShowWebSiteScreenShot10Jan2018.JPG… And that’s as much as we know at this time!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/25/2017; updates were added to this listing as of 1/12/2018)

MARCH 18, 2018, Sunday, Taunton (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…RTS Expo Club Annual Model Car Kit and Diecast Exhibition, Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA… Quoting from the Hemmings event info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51575): “…“…50+ Vendor Tables of model car kits, promos, accessories, resin-cast, parts, die-cast & more NNL Style Model Car Exhibition: Display your built models and projects here at our non-competitive gathering of model car builders and enthusiasts, model car fun for all… Peoples Choice voting awards for this year’s special themes: Best Rat Rod, Best Motorcycle, Best First Responder & Municipal Vehicle, Best Junior Build Ages 18 and under. Club Awards to be presented by local and regional clubs. Best Factory Stock, Best Automotive, Best Scratch-Built, John Reid award for Best Custom, Tex Ouderkirk award for Best Diorama and many more...Doors Open on Sunday, March 18 at 9:00 AM. Spectator Admission: $8 ages 12 to adult, children under 12 free. There is no model registration fee. Feel free to bring and display as many of your model cars, trucks and dioramas as you can carry. Vendors: Here's your chance to set up at one of the most entertaining and profitable shows on the east coast Early Set-up opens at 6:00 AM. Discount hotel accommodations. Wall, aisle and lobby tables available, all 8. Convenient first floor location, no stairs. Reserved 8 vendor tables are available at a cost of $55.00 per table. Choice of wall or aisle tables. However, there are a limited supply of wall tables available. Please contact Stu promptly to reserve. Tables should be reserved and paid for by February 25th. After February 25, the table fee increases to $100.00 per table. To reserve a table wall or aisle or for general vendor information, contact Stu Marcus at home 603-382-9724, cell 617-875-6675… Sponsor: RTS Expo Club… When: March 18, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM… Location: 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA, 02780… Cost: $8 Ages 12 to Adult. Children under 12 are free… To Register: or call Stu Marcus at 603-382-9724…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

MARCH 24, 2018, Sunday, Maynard (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…24th Annual Winter Blah’s Swap Meet, Maynard Elks Lodge, Powdermill Road/Route 62, Maynard, MA 01754… Quoting from the Hemmings event info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51497): “…Swap Meet. Model A Ford parts, Automobilia, Literature & Automotive Related Items. Coffee & Donuts, Raffle, Large Parking Lot, Indoor & Outdoor Vendors, Vendor Space = $20… Sponsor: Minuteman Model A Ford Club of Massachusetts… When: March 25, 2018 7:30am-11:30am… Location: Powdermill Road/Rt. 62, Maynard, MA, 01754… Cost: $3… To Register: Craig Martin 978-562-2390…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

APRIL 5-8, 2018, Thursday-Sunday, Thompson – “Thompson Opener – Speedway Icebreaker Races, NASCAR, and More”… “… Info: www.thompsonspeedway.com, 860-923-2280…” webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 7, 2018, Saturday, Berlin – “...'Automobilia and Literature Auction - At Nest Egg Auctions,' 758 Four Rod Road, Berlin, CT... 11am, a no-reserrve sale of quality automobilia and literature, bidding will be live, absentee, internet, select consignments are now being considered for this sale... Jerry 860-655-8682, CT... Email for more info: glettieri@cox.net ... View our site to see previews of items that will be offered and other auction info: http://www.automobiliaauctions.com/ …"... webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on page 143 of the February 2018 issue of Hemmings Motor News, within the "Connecticut Events" section... Additional info - Here's the Facebook page for Nest Egg Auctions: https://www.facebook.com/Nesteggauctions/ - might be good to visit and "Like" them so that you can keep up on announcements & updates... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2018)

APRIL 7, 2018, Saturday, Mansfield Center – The 4th Annual Mansfield Drive-In Fast & Furious Car Show and Drive-In Movie Viewing… The following info comes from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/325615541262599/ : “… Saturday, April 7th, 11am to 4pm, at the Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace, 228 Stafford Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250… ‘…Welcome back to the fourth annual Fast and the Furious car show & drive-in movie viewing! This year’s showing will be hosted by: CT Modified and Rose City Rides. This is a charity benefit show, proceeds from the show will go to The United Way. Read below for both movie and show information!...’… Registration will be 11:00-2:00; Show will be 12:00-4:00; Movie time is: TBA… FAQ: -You may leave and come back for the movie, as long as you hold onto your ticket stub… -Pets are prohibited, due to venue insurance reasons… -Grills are prohibited. There is a snack shack with food and drink available all day!... -Drugs and Alcohol are prohibited… -Proceeds will be donated to The United Way... Show Pricing: -$10 to Show… -$5 to Spectate…” webmaster’s note – Please be sure to check that Facebook event page out for more info. And we also looked up the Mansfield Drive-In Theatre’s info—their web site is: http://mansfielddrivein.com/ - and their phone number is: (860) 423-4441… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

APRIL 8, 2018, Sunday, Seekonk (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Flea Market Season Opener at The Seekonk Speedway”… “… Info: seekonkspeedway.com, 508 336-9959…” webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 15, 2018, Sunday, East Hartford – “UC3 Spring Show 2018," hosted by the UConn Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/uconncarclub), 9am to 4pm, at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950649978594548/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…Location: Rentschler Field, East Hartford CT; Directly off of I-84; you may use either the Silver Lane or Cabela’s entrance to the parking lots… Hours: Gates open to all @ 9:00 am (Please do not show up earlier because the lot will not be open)… Registration for show cars closes @ 1:00 pm; gates will remain open until the beginning of awarding trophies… Trophies to be announced by 2:00 pm… Price: $20 per car to park in show parking (no pre-registration required); $10 per car for spectator parking in a separate parking lot; Cash Only (exact change is appreciated)…”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

APRIL 15, 2018, Sunday, Stafford – “…’Ty-Rods Annual Spring Swap Meet at Stafford Motor Speedway’…Rain or shine… “… Info: staffordspeedway.com, 860 684-2783…” webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 18-22, 2018, Wednesday-Sunday, Carlisle (PENNSYLVANIA) – “…’Spring Carlisle Meet & Car Corral,’ 88 acres of parts & cars… Info: www.carlisleevents.com, 717 243-7855…”… webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 21, 2018, Saturday, Old Saybrook – “Cardone & Daughter Automotive Spring ‘Open Shop’ 2018 hosted by Cardone & Daughter Automotive, Inc. (https://www.facebook.com/cardoneanddaughter), 9am to 1pm, at Cardone & Daughter Automotive, Inc., 4 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, CT 06475… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2030303883881846/ … webmaster’s note – The Cardone & Daughter Automotive “Open Shop” events are always fun & informal, and a wonderful outpouring of hospitality by the C&D Auto folks. Stay tuned to that event page (make sure to click on “Interested”) to keep up with more details, as they become available.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

APRIL 21, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Model A Fords”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

APRIL 21-22, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, Naugatuck – “Connecticut Cruise News Presents: ‘The 2018 Northeast Indoor Truck & Jeep Jam’,” Naugatuck Entertainment Center, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT… “…Mild to wild—all makes, models, and years…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/436925860043856/ - and also be sure to check out the CT Cruise News official web site: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, New Britain – “C3’s 2018 CCSU Charity Spring Car Show," hosted by Central Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub/), 10am to 3pm, at Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06053… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/955181274631195/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…The date for Connecticut's largest for-charity car show is officially locked in! Save the date and share it up! Location and Charity TBA. Message any officer or Central Car Club for suggestions… Rain date = Sunday, April 29th…”.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Bristol – “49th Annual CSRA Spring Swap Meet”… “…The 49th annual Spring Swap Meet will once again be held at the Lake Compounce parking lot in Bristol CT. I 84 to exit 31, north on 229, follow the signs or use GPS 271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, Ct 06010. 6:00 AM -3:00PM rain or shine… Antique, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Classic, Racing, Special Interest, Trucks, tools, Collectables, Toys, and used speed parts offered… Vendor spots $40.. (Vendor spots are 15' X 20' If you can't fit entirely in this dimension, you must buy more spots)… Spectators $10 per. Kids under 12 free. Cars for sale $30. Truck and trailer $60… We offer Saturday set up from 10AM-4:30PM, however there is no overnight stays. You will have to return on Sunday morning and park in Spectator parking, then walk to your spot. No driving cars in the swap meet area on Sunday…” Above info is from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Norwalk – “…’Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer – 2nd Annual Car Show Fund Raiser for Pancreatic Cancer’… Imports, customs, and classics… Starts with a Rallye of cars through town… At: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT… Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm… Rain date = April 29, 2018… Trophies, food, music, silent auction… For additional info and registration form please contact: Mark C. Schlegel 203-434-8540 or Pete Bondi 203-984-4574, e-mail: pcresearch17@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – All of the above verbiage was transcribed directly from an electronic handbill for the event that we received, along with a cover note, from Pauline and Mark Schlegel (paulinems@aol.com) in an e-mail dated 1/1/2018. Their cover note was as follows: “…Hi, I am requesting that you will once again post on your website our upcoming Car show… "Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer" was an extremely successful fund raiser for the support of Dr. Richard Frank, oncologist Research study.  There presently is no EARLY detection for Pancreatic Cancer and through our very successful show we were able to give Dr. Frank's Research a check for $13,000.  We had over 130 classic cars of a wide variety… This is a devastating disease with no early detection!!  We lost Mark's sister Karen on December 12, 2017 after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on September 8th, 2017… We wish to thank you once again for posting our show and for many of your members participation… Thank you!... Pauline and Mark Schlegel…” Sounds fantastic—and what a tremendously worthy cause to support!... Additional info - See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/706924722824315/ - and also please be sure to visit and “Like” the Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rallyeforpc/ , where there is also a copy of their electronic handbill that I had uploaded to the SAAC Facebook page—handbill link is: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26230907_1576660949090748_3176924294391708485_n.jpg?oh=0db7732b35928481f933c662a70a59ca&oe=5AEA9919Final thoughts – Thanks again to Pauline and mark for keeping us on the mailing list for this announcement—we are very pleased to help spread the word, and be sincerely applaud them for their fantastic dedication to this very worthy cause… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Pomfret Center – “Connecticut VW Association Spring Dustoff – New Location," hosted by Connecticut Volkswagen Association (https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ and/or http://www.ctvwa.org/), 9am to 2pm, at Loos & Co., Inc, 16 Mashamoquet Road #B, Pomfret Center, CT 06259… “…New Location! … Junction of Routes 169 & 101… Join us for our annual Spring Dustoff VW show… All German cars welcome… No vending/swap meet… Donut and pizza restaurants close by…” See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/369540496843042/.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/12/2018)

APRIL 22, 2018, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Early Ford V8 Club 46th Annual Flea Market & Car Show,” 8am to 1pm, at the Fitchburg Airport…  88 acres of parts & cars… Info: Brian 978-263-7256, or check with them on their Facebook page: ‘Early Ford V8 Club of New England’…”… webmaster’s note – We found this very brief calendar item on the Maynard Area Auto Club’s “Events” page (http://clubs.hemmings.com/maynardaac/events.html), and we do not have any corroboration of this info at this time—our usual advice is strongly reiterated: “Call Ahead Before Making Any Long Trips To Attend!”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

APRIL 29, 2018, Sunday, East Hampton Haddam Neck – “Belltown Antique Car Club’s 44th Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show,” at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds (see the updated info below)… “Always the last Sunday in April…”… Info: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ … *1/12/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES - Quoting from Belltown Antique Car Club editor Daniel David’s (dan12david@yahoo.com) broadcast e-mail of 1/10/2018: “…Hello from the Belltown Antique Car Club - Enclosed is a press release (webmaster’s note – If you’d like a copy of the press release, please let me know and I’ll e-mail it to you, or request it directly from Dan David, dan12david@yahoo.com) on our 44th Annual Belltown Antique Engine & Tractor Meet, to be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  The show is held rain or shine, field conditions permitting. No rain date… This year our show is again moving to a NEW LOCATION: Danaher Field on Rock Landing Rd. in Haddam Neck, across from the Haddam Neck Fire Station.  This was necessary due to the tendency for poor drainage in the springtime at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, where the show was held last year for the first time.  The new location is on higher ground just up the road from the fairgrounds.  As before, the location is on the east side of the Conn. River, reachable by taking Rte. 151 north from the Moodus section of East Haddam or south from Cobalt.  Follow Rte. 151 to Haddam Neck Rd., which becomes Rock Landing Rd., and proceed to Haddam Neck Fire Station.  Signage will direct show-goers to the show field entrance… You may also notice that the name of the show has changed somewhat to reflect the fact that antique tractors have become a more significant aspect of the show in recent years… Thank you for helping us get the word out on our show!... Regards, Dan David, Event publicity coordinator, Belltown Antique Car Club…” Sounds good, Dan, and thanks for the heads-up! We are very pleased to add these very important updates to the event listing on the SAAC Calendar, for all of our fellow enthusiasts’ information! Thanks to you and all of the Belltown folks who make great events like this happen (and really “sweat the details” in the process)!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017; very important newly updated information, regarding the event location, and other details, added to this listing as of 1/12/2018)

MAY 1, 2018, Tuesday, Chesterfield – “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT… 5:00 pm--8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... May 1… June 5… July 3… August 7… September 4, 2018… Info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…” webmaster’s note: All of the above info came from the OldRide.com dedicated event page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html ... Additional info - We found some info about the Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club on this Hemmings page: https://www.hemmings.com/clubs/detail?hmn_club_id=1478317Even more additional info – Here’s the link to the “Directions” page for Nature’s Art/The Dinosaur Place (1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike/a.k.a.: CT Route 85, Montville, CT 06370), from their web site: http://naturesartvillage.com/hours-directions/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018)

MAY 4-6, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) – “Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association’s ‘Rhinebeck 2018’ Swap Meet and Car Shows,” Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9 (6550 Spring Brook Avenue), Rhinebeck, NY… Here is some excerpted info from the event info page (http://rhinebeckcarshow.com/): “… Swap Meet & Car Shows—Event is ON Rain or Shine… May 4th, Friday, noon to 5pm: Swap meet only… May 5th, Saturday, Vendors 6am to 5pm; car show hours 8am to 5pm… May 6th, Sunday, 8am to 5pm… Friday: Swap meet starts at noon… Saturday: Rods & Customs, Sport Compacts, Pickups… Sunday: Antiques & Classics… Info: jadoyle@frontier.net …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

MAY 5, 2018, Saturday, Wallingford – “...'The 3rd Annual Big “Mike” Jung Car Show’… Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00am to 3:00pm… New Location: at Masonicare of Wallingford, 22 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492 (Right off Exit 65 on Route 15)… Trophies, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, and DJ (Entertainment by ‘The Boys of Doo Wop’)… Rain date = Sunday, May 6, 2018… Requesting donations of $10 per car and $5 per spectator… Proceeds to benefit ‘Big Mike’s’ daughter, Amanda Jung… For more info, contact: Darrin Magro at 203-627-5155 or BigMikeFund@gmail.com … webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Frank Catalina (https://www.facebook.com/64catalina) for passing along the official flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed directly, and permission to repost it. Great cause, very much worth supporting--this event benefits the family of a departed fellow car guy. We are all family… Electronic Flyer – I also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Frank provided to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/5May2018BigMikeCarShowMasonicareWlfdFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – I also found an online “Directions” page at the Masonicare of Wallingford web site that might be useful: https://www.masonicare.org/locations/wallingford/Pages/Campus-Map-and-Directions.aspx .... Even more info – I also did some online research and found an excellent article by the Hamden & North Haven Post-Chronicle (by Lynn Fredricksen, Post-Chronicle Correspondent), that was published on May 10ht, 2016, entitled “Car Show Benefit.” This article is very good, going into the background of the show, which sprang from the friendship of show organizer Darrin Magro and the late Mike Jung. It is very much worth-reading, and reinforces the concept of our fellow old car enthusiasts as “family.” Please give it a read when you can—here’s the link: http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/news/car-show-benefit/article_b45e41fe-384f-5619-8bf0-67d0b7bc0f2a.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/9/2018)

MAY 5-6, 2018, Saturday-Sunday, Kent – “…Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Inc.’s ‘2018 Spring Power-Up,’ the 2-day Spring Power-Up, rain or shine, Saturday & Sunday, May 5, 6… 10am to 4pm, Route 7, 1 mile north of Kent, CT (31 Kent-Cornwall Road)… ‘…Operating gas & steam exhibits, working farm equipment, blacksmith shop, sawmill, railroad, mining exhibits…’ For information, contact CAMA at 860-927-0050 or visit our website: www.ctamachinery.com… CAMA, P.O. Box 425, Kent CT 06757… CAMA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit museum…”… editor’s note - Here's a great one to mark down on your 2018 Calendar, it's the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association's "2018 Spring Power-Up" event in Kent, CT, Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th, 2018. The flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed directly appears on the back of CAMA's most recent ("Winter 2017") newsletter, and I took a picture of it with my camera to upload to our server—you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CAMASpringPowerUpKent5And6May.jpg … . Be sure also to visit their official web site at http://www.ctamachinery.com/ ... Additional thoughts – This is of course not a "car-related" event, per se, but definitely very "machinery-related." Attend one of these events and you'll be hooked!... Even more info – Be sure to visit (and “Like”) the CAMA page on Facebook also: https://www.facebook.com/CAMAMuseum/ … And some follow-up info from another knowledgeable enthusiast – After he saw our original post about this event on the SAAC Facebook, page, James Anderson (https://www.facebook.com/james.anderson.14473) chimed in (with the following 12/12/2017 post: “…Unlike the Fall Festival, cars and trucks park on the museum grounds for the Spring Power-Up, not the lower parking lot. This is the largest collection of operating industrial steam engines in CT, and the second largest in New England. A perfect Springtime destination in the CT Berkshires on the banks of the Housatonic River…” Fantastic—thanks again James—sounds like antique cars and trucks are welcomed at the Spring event… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/13/2017)

MAY 6, 2018, Sunday, Wallingford – “Spring Dust Off/NSRA Day – Presented by CSRA – At The CSRA Clubhouse”… “…May 6th, 2018 8:00am Rain or Shine… Connecticut Street Rod Associations welcome All Street Rods, Hot Rods, Customs and Classics, for Free NSRA Inspection--make your ride safe for the summer… NSRA will have a booth setup and pins for NSRA Members… CSRA will have FREE coffee and dessert in the morning… FREE Hot Dogs and Hamburgers later in the afternoon… To the CSRA Clubhouse: Northbound I-91 straight off Exit 14; Southbound I-91 Exit 14 turn right then make quick left at traffic light. At next traffic light take left Clubhouse on the left after I-91 underpass; to locate on GPS: 316 Woodhouse Avenue in Wallingford 06492… Go to our website CSRA.ORG for more information for other events… For more information call (203) 213-0066…” Above info is from:http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

MAY 8-13, 2018, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Brimfield Flea Markets, ‘Oldest Antique Flea Market in MA," in Brimfield, MA… “…The Brimfield Flea Markets run three times a year, May, July, and September…” Show dates for 2018: May 8th thru 13th… July 10ththru 15th… and September 4th thru 9th… Info: The 2018 Brimfield Brochure: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BSPAbrochure2018-2019.pdf ... Main Brimfield Flea Markets web site: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

MAY 19, 2018, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “3rd Annual Car Packages For The Troops Car Show," hosted by the Gear Head Mafia Car Club, Inc. (https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt), 9am to 3:30pm, at the Glastonbury Elks BPOE 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/174039276667458/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…Thanks to The Elks Club and all the Cruisers who came out last year. It was a great success last year. So this year the Elks asked to do it again. This year not only for our troops overseas but for veterans in need. This year we are looking to make the show even bigger than last year’s show. We are hoping all can come and support such a great cause and have a great time… We are looking to double last year’s turnout, so come on down for a great day of fun for the whole family. We will have many great attractions such as Hot Wheels racing for the kids, food vendors, and other vendors and attractions. So stay tuned for updates on the show… The rain date is the 20th…” webmaster’s note – Very nice job by our friends the Gear Head Mafia Car Club for all their work setting up and running this event benefiting such a fantastic cause. Be sure to stay tuned to that event page (make sure to click on “Interested”) to keep up with more details, as they become available... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2017)

MAY 19, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Station Wagons & Woodies”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JUNE 1-3, 2018, Friday-Sunday, Greenwich – “Greenwich Concours d’Elegance,” Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830… Saturday = American cars & bikes; Sunday = International cars & bikes, also Bonhams Auction… Much more info available at: http://www.greenwichconcours.com/ … Also see the official Greenwich Concours Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichConcours/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

JUNE 3, 2018, Sunday, Waterford – “The Connecticut MG Club’s 31st Annual ‘British By The Sea,” all-British car, truck, and motorcycle show, “…a fun gathering of people who own and appreciate British vehicles of all marques…”… Event is held at Harkness Memorial Park, 275 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT 06385… Info: http://www.ctmgclub.com/BBtS.html ... More info: 860-693-4249 or MGTD52@comcast.net … CT MG Club main web site: www.ctmglcub.com … More info – Directions to Harkness Memorial State Park, from the State of CT DEEP’s official park info page: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325214#directions …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

JUNE 9, 2018, Saturday, East Berlin – “The 7th 100 Percent Kulture Hot Rod & Kustom Fair,” 10am to 10pm, at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, East Berlin, CT 06023… “…Hot Rods, Kustoms, Rat Rods, Junk Rods, Bikes, Stocks, Race, whatever! Food, vendor/swap area, and more. $10 per person; kids 15 and under free. Swap meet/vendor spots free with per person admission. Rain date = Sunday, June 10th…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2072782926284542/ - and also be sure to check out the 100 Percent Kulture official web site: http://100percentkulture.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JUNE 13, 2018, Wednesday, Middletown – “…’Middletown’s 21st Annual Cruise Night On Main,’ 4:30pm to 8:30pm, Main Street, Middletown… Rain date = Wednesday, June 20, 2018… Cruise night on Main Street Official Website: www.cruisenightonmain.com …”… This info came from: https://www.middlesexchamber.com/pages/CarCruise … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

JUNE 16, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Pre-1942 Concours: Early Cars & Classics”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JUNE 17, 2018, Sunday, Norwalk – “…New England Auto Museum Father's Day Car Show, June 17, 2018 10 a.m. - 3 p.m, at Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06850… A great way to celebrate Dads special day with the family & enjoy a terrific display of classic automobiles. Situated in conveniently located Mathews Park in Norwalk, CT the crossroads of I-95 & Rt. 7 adjacent to Stepping Stones Museum for Children and Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, the show offers a whole day of fun activities for the entire family. Great food & ice cream, music, games, trophies and goody bags are featured. Proceeds support the nonprofit New England Auto Museum, a project dedicated to building a permanent display and education center that will preserve, interpret and exhibit historic automobiles and artifacts. All show cars are welcome with no cutoff year. Featured marques are the BMW 2002, celebrating its 50th Anniversary 1968 - 2018 and the iconic Dodge Viper, first introduced as a concept car 30 years ago. Presenting sponsor is BMW of Darien, part of the Callari Auto Group. Registration is $15 per car online up to the day of the show $20 per car at the gate. Spectators are free. Dash plaques are available for the first 100 cars… Sponsor: BMW of Darien… Cost: $15 per car online prior to show $20 per car at the gate… To register and/for more information: http://www.neautomuseum.org/ - or call Mike Scheidel at 860-673-3888…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info came from the dedicated Hemmings event page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=51513 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JUNE 17, 2018, Sunday, Shelton – “The Shelton History Center’s ‘Fathers Day Vintage Vehicles Antiques & Classic Car Show’,” 10am to 2pm, at Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, Shelton, CT 06484… Info: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/vintage-vehicles--classic-car-show.html ... Pre-Registration for the car show is available - Here’s a link to the form for pre-registering: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/uploads/3/4/0/9/34095911/car_show_2018_flyer.pdf … Directions - And here is the Directions page for how to get to the Shelton History Center: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/directions.html …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

JUNE 18, 2018, Monday, Wallingford – “Connecticut Dragway Reunion – Presented by CSRA – At New Life Church”… “…The Connecticut Street Rod Association presents another night to remember. The Connecticut Dragway Reunion will once again be held on June 18th at the New Life Church at the top of High Hill in Wallingford, CT., Exit 15 off of I-91. Gates officially open at 5:00 PM for participants with a ‘Cackle Fest’ scheduled for 7:00pm. Participants with their cars enter free, but can make a donation at the gate if they so desire. Spectators are $5.00 and all proceeds are donated to several worthy causes, including the Wallingford Wishing Well, which is an organization that aids needy families… More info: John Sabatucci 203-907-7290 or Don Dybick 860-345-4709…” Above info is from: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

JUNE 24, 2018, Sunday, Uncasvlle – “The 2018 New England Concours d’Elegance,” 9am to 5pm, at Mohegan Sun Casino… “…The second annual New England Concours featuring Pre-War Mercedes Benz, BMW from the ‘30s through the ‘60s, Packard, Hemi-muscle, and the Ford Mustang. Proceeds to benefit the New England Concours Foundation and their charities…” Info: Facebook event page = https://www.facebook.com/events/167155963861385/ - and main New England Concours Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) = https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Concours-DElegance-370127092739/ - and also the main New England Concours web site = http://www.newenglandconcours.org/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

JULY 8, 2018, Sunday, Falls Village – “The Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show,” 10am to 3pm, at 34 Railroad Street, Falls Village, CT 06031… “…A Really Big Show in a Really Small Town! 9th Year! Huge variety of vehicles, live music, vendors, food, entertainment, trophies, dash plaques. Registration $10. Spectators free! Awesome setting in a quaint little New England town. Located 5 miles from Lime Rock Racetrack. Benefits the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, visit the Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show Facebook page, or call 860-824-5861… A kid-friendly event…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1967360690250106/ - and also be sure to check out the main Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/The-Falls-Village-Car-Motorcycle-Show-108276915923197/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JULY 8, 2018, Sunday, Enfield – “Enfield Fourth of July Celebration Car Show Hosted by Mopars In Motion,” 10am to 2pm, at The Enfield Town Green, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082… “…Show location: Parking lot directly behind Enfield Town Hall at 820 Enfield Street/Route 5. Line up for show starts at 8:00am; show vehicle entry opens at 9:00am… Free entry to all patrons and show goers on show field. With a minimum of $5 donation collected from each show vehicle for the event, 100% of donations collected will be given to The Fourth Of July Celebration, Inc., an all-volunteer 501c3 charitable corporation that organizes the Enfield Fourth of July Celebration and Scholarship Fund…” Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/519866495067033/ - and also be sure to check out the Mopars In Motion official Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/MoparsinMotion/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

JULY 10-15, 2018, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Brimfield Flea Markets, ‘Oldest Antique Flea Market in MA," in Brimfield, MA… “…The Brimfield Flea Markets run three times a year, May, July, and September…” Show dates for 2018: May 8th thru 13th… July 10th thru 15th… and September 4th thru 9th… Info: The 2018 Brimfield Brochure: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BSPAbrochure2018-2019.pdf ... Main Brimfield Flea Markets web site: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

AUGUST 5, 2018, Sunday, East Hampton – “Belltown Antique Car Club’s 52nd Annual Motorcar Meet,” at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds… “Always the first Sunday in August…”… Info: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

AUGUST 5, 2018, Sunday, East Hartford – “Cabela Classic Car Show to benefit The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp," hosted by the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter car club (https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/), 10am to 2pm, at Cabela’s, 475 E. Hartford Blvd. N, East Hartford, CT 06118… Rain date = August 12th… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/523453678020104/ - and please also be sure to check out the main web site of our friends the Over The Hill Gang Easter Chapter—a VERY active, very involved group of great car folks: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ .... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018)

SEPTEMBER 4-9, 2018, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Brimfield Flea Markets, ‘Oldest Antique Flea Market in MA," in Brimfield, MA… “…The Brimfield Flea Markets run three times a year, May, July, and September…” Show dates for 2018: May 8th thru 13th… July 10th thru 15th… and September 4th thru 9th… Info: The 2018 Brimfield Brochure: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BSPAbrochure2018-2019.pdf ... Main Brimfield Flea Markets web site: https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/21/2017)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2018, Sunday, Newtown – The Fourth Annual “Reach Kids Newtown Car Show," at the Fairfield Hills Complex, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470 (Primose Street is off of Wasserman Way and Mile Hill Road; those two roads link Routes 34 and 25)… Quoting from our old car friend Seth Carley’s (sethdoug@aol.com) original e-mail of 1/11/2018, with subject line: “REACH KIDS NEWTOWN CAR SHOW”: “…Hey you guys, I love you newsletter and have been getting it for some time now… My name is Seth Carley, and I am the chairman of the Reach Kids Newtown Car Show… A little about our track record so far: Reach Kids Newtown is a non-profit program where there is a friend for every kid and kids in crisis. It’s a program where each kid is set up with a student mentor from Newtown High School, and works after school with his/her mentor, doing homework, and understanding the struggles they may have, throughout the school year. Then, every summer, REACH has a free summer camp for kids in crisis, which brings me to why we are here to help… We have had three very successful car shows in Newtown at the great FAIRFIELD HILLS COMPLEX IN Newtown. This is the coolest place for a car show!... Our first show was in 2015, and a respectful 125 really great cars came... Our second show, September 11, 2016, we doubled our car count, 247 cars with a wonderful September 11th program honoring the people lost on that tragic day… Each year we are honored to have at noon a service with the With the Port 5 Naval Veterans. This past September 10th, 2017, we were amazed when we registered close to 300 cars at our show. How thankful we are when every year we continue to increase our number of cars... I have attached just a few pictures in hope we might find our way into you newsletter… Thank you so very much, Seth Carley, Reach Kids Newtown Car Show Chairman…”… And then, from Seth’s follow-up e-mail note, also of 1/11/2018, in response to my note back to him, thanking him for the info, and asking about the DATE for the 2018 version: “…Hey Steve, Thanks so much for your great response to my email. I’m so glad I gave you some insight into the Reach program. I hope someday I get to meet you and show you how this program has already changed so many kids’ lives, it’s amazing. We have a date—Save The Date: Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Sure hope you guys can come and see a great show. I will try to keep you up-to-date. Thanks soooo much, Steve! –Seth Carley…” Thanks so much, Seth, and AWESOME job that you and all of your team do for such a wonderful humanitarian project!... Additional info - For an incredible collection of awesome PICTURES from the 2017 “Reach” car show, Seth let us know about fellow old car enthusiast Pete Kodz, who published this amazing collection of “Reach” 2017 images, at the Classic Nights Car Club web site: http://www.classicnights.com/2017reachshw.html ... Even more info – And for an overall view of what the entire “Reach Kids Newtown” project is all about, who is involved, what other sorts of projects and activities they are involved with, check out their dedicated official web site: http://www.reachnewtown.org/ …  Directions to the Fairfield Hills Complex - http://fairfieldhills.org/directions.html ... Final thoughts – We will do our best to bring you additional details about the 2018 “Reach” car show as they become available… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2018)

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Concorso of Super Cars”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

OCTOBER 6, 2018, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “Hot Rod Fall Out XIII," hosted by Hot Rod & Kustom Fall Out (https://www.facebook.com/Hot-Rod-Kustom-Fall-Out-117628868288365/), Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10am to 4pm, at the Glastonbury Elks B.P.O.E 2202, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… See the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/609234152534167/ - and here’s some info excerpted from the event page (please see the event page for complete details): “…Join us for the 13th Annual Hot Rod Fall Out. Honoring ‘New England’s Racing History.’ Special parking for pre-1963 race vehicles. Tons of pre-1963 hot rods, customs, and antique vehicles, live music, DJ, vendors, food and much more… $10 per person / kids under 12 free… Plenty of spectator parking… Vendor spots available… More info at www.hotrodfallout.com … *Pre-1963 hot rods, customs, and stock show cars only. Entrance is strictly enforced*…”.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/13/2017)

OCTOBER 7, 2018, Sunday, Wethersfield – “Wethersfield Police Cadet Car Show,” hosted by Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter Car Club, 10am to 2pm, at Cove Park, 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT… Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1958666361017715/ - and also be sure to check out the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter Car Club official Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ - and their main web site too: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ ;.... … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

OCTOBER 27, 2018, Saturday, New Britain – “The Klingberg Motorcar Series for 2018 – Vintage Trucks”… Info: https://klingbergmotorcarseries.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/15/2018)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *1/5/2018 UPDATE - back to FUCHSIA for the new 2018 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2018 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2017 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2017 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2018 info from, etc... Finally, when you see a listing prefaced with (old listing), that means it's from 2016 or earlier--in other words, really old, and probably unreliable info...

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (last of the month, April through October), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee,” 8:30am – onward, at the 58 River Street Parking Lot… Last Sunday of the month, April through October… Opening date = Sunday, , April 23rd, April 30th, 2017… Info: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ ... *3/16/2017 UPDATES – We were looking at the Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB page’s “Events” listings page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/carscoffeemilford/events/), and ran across a list of all of the 2017 dates—they are as follow: Sunday, April 23rd, Sunday, April 30th… Sunday, May 28thSunday, June 25th… Sunday, July 30th… Sunday, August 27th… Sunday, September 24thSunday, October 29th…  *3/27/2017 UPDATES - We just noticed, while browsing the main Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB site (https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/) that the starting date appears to have been revised from April 30th, to April 23rd (reference: https://www.facebook.com/events/215883822176748/), so we've hereby updated this listing as well! ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2017; this listing was updated with a list of all of the event dates for 2017, as of 3/16/2017; revised start date for this event has been updated for this listing as of 3/27/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 4/23/2017), Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe Sunday Classic Car Cruise”… Sundays, 12 to 5, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468… webmaster’s note – We were given the heads-up about this event via a Facebook message from our friend Melissa Mekdeci (that also included a flyer for the Bella Rosa Large Classic Car Show Benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital that happens there on Sunday, July 9th), and are adding it to our calendar to help spread the word!... NOTE: While we are aware that Sunday, April 23rd is the start date for the 2017 season, we do not have any info about a season end date... More info: Official web site for Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe: www.bellarosapizza.com – and they also have a Facebook page, which is (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 4/23/2017), Stratford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Cruise Night Sponsored by VFW Post 9460”… Every Sunday, beginning April 23… Starting at 5pm… Located across from Home Depot, Barnum Avenue Ext., 100 Veterans Blvd., Stratford, CT… Telephone 203-377-9112…” webmaster’s note – We saw the flyer for this cool-sounding event posted by the Stratford VFW Post 9460 on Facebook, which is where all of the above information was transcribed directly from; the link to the flyer itself is as follows: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18121122_1312304665491505_1402193126634053049_o.jpg?oh=997fb92f536ad0e9288fb7269972d64f&oe=5979E864 – and you should also visit (and “Like”) the official VFW Post 9460 Facebook page, which is located at: https://www.facebook.com/vfwpost9460/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 5/14/2017), Derby (confirmed for 2017) – “Sunday night Cruise Nights at Heav’nly Donuts”… 5pm to 9pm, every Sunday, beginning Mother’s Day, at Heav’nly Donuts, 653 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418, telephone 203-734-4185 (and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/)… webmaster’s note – We heard from Heav’nly head guy Anastasios (Ernie) Badas just a couple of days ago, when he chimed in via the Facebook system, about the 2017 season kick-off date for the legendary Heav’nly Donuts Sunday night cruise nights. Quoting from Ernie’s (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004638825586Facebook note dated 5/8/2017: “…Mother’s Day, Heav’nly Donuts kicks off our 31st season, 5pm-9pm, every Sunday…” Sounds awesome—thanks Ernie! And thanks also to Ernie’s Heav’nly Donuts cruise night organizing partner, Michael R.J. Burke (https://www.facebook.com/michael.r.burke.9), who is also out there every Sunday working hard keeping order with the cruise night participants… Additional info – From some casual googling, we also ran across this fantastic Boston Globe article that was published on June 28th, 2016, entitled: “Doughnuts, spanakopita, and classic cars at Heav’nly Donuts,” written by Globe Correspondent Jocelyn Ruggiero. The article gives a nice history of the business, and also some background on the origins of the amazing summertime cruise night series. You can view the article online at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2016/06/27/doughnuts-spanakopita-and-classic-cars-heav-nly-donuts/DBWUPoUZxDSQ1Tzx2xafsM/story.html … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of5/9/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in July, August, September, and October), New London   (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “…"Texas Roadhouse Roundup – 2nd Annual Car Show"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our local old car friend Car Waters (https://www.facebook.com/carl.waters.7) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Texas Roadhouse Roundup… We are hosting our 2nd Annual Car Show! Join us on Sundays, from 3pm to 8pm… June 25th… July 23rdAugust 20th… September 17th… October 15th (1pm to 4pm)… Car show located in New London Shopping Center, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT… Bring this flyer to the Roadhouse before or after visiting the show for a free appetizer!... No cut off! Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the Night will receive a $30 dinner to Texas Roadhouse of New London!... Questions please call: Sally or Sandy 860-443-1392…” webmaster’s note – We went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server also, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017TexasRoadhouseRoundupNewLondonPoster.jpg … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

(old listing) SUNDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in June, July, August, and September), Middletown  (confirmed for 2016) - “…Route 66 Cruisers of Middletown ‘Cruise On The CT River’… Route 66 Cruisers, Middletown, CT Chapter’s ‘Cruise Night On The Connecticut River’ (next to the Canoe Club), on Harbor Drive in Middletown, CT… Street rods, antiques, trucks, show cars… (list of dates is as follows): June 12th, 2016… July 10th, 2016… August 14th, 2016… and September 11th, 2016… Sundays, 3:00pm to 7:00pm… 50/50 raffle, trophies, food, and music… ‘Show cars follow the signs to Harbor Park’… Coordinator: Lou at 860-638-8234…” webmaster’s note – We were browsing the OldRide.com web site and ran across this listing (http://www.oldride.com/events/6722735.html - from which all of the above information was transcribed), and decided to add it to our Calendar as well, as it sounds like a cool event, in a very cool location—plus we are old Middletown-ites from way back—so, we do look forward to making one of these events this coming season!... Additional information: We noticed that the “Canoe Club” restaurant at Harbor Park has a good location & directions page, which will get you VERY close to where you need to be: http://mattabesettcanoeclub.com/location/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2016)

(old listing) SUNDAYS (May 15th thru August 28th), Milldale  (appears to be confirmed for 2016) - "...Sunday's Summer Cruise Night with JoAnn and Doug at Blackstone Irish Pub and Restaurant..." Quoting from the flyer that we found posted at the Brass City Cruisers web site (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1701/25842535810_856161f094.jpg): "....Starting May 15th, thru August 28th, 2016, from 4pm to 8pm, at Blackstone Irish Pub, 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, CT 06467, telephone 860-614-3068... $25 gas card raffle every Sunday to the lucky driver... 50/50 raffle, music, door prizes, trophies, and much much more, come join the fun!..." (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2016)

(old listing) SUNDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Hebron (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…Ted’s IGA Cruise Night, (quoting from the listing we saw online at the Dream Machines Classics site: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/), “…June 28, Cruisin' Hebron '15 ‘Tom Clark Memorial Cruze’, Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT, Cars, Trucks, Raffles, Music, Food and Fun, 4pm - 7pm, call Dave Armsta (860) 228-4311…”… Here’s a copy of the flyer from the listing that we uploaded, which is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015TedsIGAHebronSeasonCruiseFlyer.jpg ... The specific list of dates listed on the flyer are: “Tony Morehouse Memorial Cruze, May 3rd, 4 to 7pm”… “Tom Clark Memorial Cruze, June 28th, 4 to 7pm”… “Fall Truck & Hot Rod Shindig, September 13th, 4 to 7pm”… and “Halloween Bash, October 18th, 3 to 6pm”… The flyer lists the following “presented by” sponsors: Teds IGA, North Ridge Consulting Services LLC, National Speed Center, Steve Brown Race Cars, New England Speed & Custom, Clarke-Irvin Inc. Insurance, Tarca’s & Hebron Quick Lube, Capital Garage, Georgia’s Restaurant, Basils Transmission…” (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2015)

(old listing) SUNDAYS, Southington (confirmed for 2014) – “…Come join us for a Car Cruise at Renaldos Apizza and Pasta Restaurant, Sunday Nights, 4pm to 8pm, 378 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489, telephone 860-621-6005… Door prizes, driver raffle, DJ, food… Starting: May 18, 2014, through September…” webmaster’s note – Sounds cool! Thanks to the Renaldo’s Apizza folks for sending me along a copy of their official flyer (received via snail mail, mid-June 2014) for the event! We have uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014RenaldosSouthingtonSundayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – We also saw this event listed online at the OldRide.com site; here is the dedicated listing which contains more useful details and contact for more information: http://www.oldride.com/events/3098211.html (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2014)

(Updated for 2017) MONDAYS, New London (confirmed for 2017) – The 98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Nights at Ocean Beach  Park, 5pm-onward... webmaster's note - We found this event (plus many other cruise night dates thru the Summer of 2017 season) listed on the Ocean Beach Park "Entertainment Schedule" page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), which also contained this important page header statement to keep in mind: "...Ocean Beach Park 2017 Summer Entertainment Schedule - Subject to change - For updates and cancellations visit us on Facebook or email us at BCGOBP@aol.com to receive our weekly email updates..." And here's that Ocean Beach Park Facebook address (be sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ ... List of 2017 Season Cruise Night Dates - Here is the list of “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”  (5pm-onward) dates, as published on the OBP “Entertainment Schedule” page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), as observed in late March 2017: “…May 8, 15, 22, 29… June 5,12, 19, 26… (No cruise night on July 3rd—Happy 4th of July!)… July 10, 17, 24, 31… August 7, 14, 21, 28… September 4… September 11 = ‘Our Final 98.7 WNLC Cruise Night for 2017’…” Additional info - Ocean Beach Park's street address is: 98 Neptune Avenue, New London CT 06320 - and there is a Mapquest directions link on  this page from their official web site: http://ocean-beach-park.com/contact/ ... Additional thoughts - The venue of Ocean Beach Park make this cruise night series one of the coolest and most fun in the state, in our opinion! We definitely look forward to coming back to beautiful OBP again this coming season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of  3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) MONDAYS, North Haven (confirmed for 2017) – The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club presents 'Cruisin' At The North Haven Shopping Center,' Route 5, North Haven, CT… editor’s note - We are sitting tight waiting for official info from our friends the Doo Wop Cruisers, but just so we have a placeholder here on this calendar, the TENTATIVE 2017 Opening Night for this series as Monday, May 8th, 2017… Stay tuned for updates... *4/2/2017 UPDATES – We just heard within the past day or so, via a Facebook update from the Doo Wop Cruisers folks that this is no longer a tentative listing, so we’ve removed that word! Very excited about this and looking forward to getting back for more always-fun summer Monday cruise nights in North Haven with the Doo Wop Cruisers!... More info - Please be sure to visit (and "Like") The Doo Wop Cruisers online at their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruises-850763601737049/ ... (this TENTATIVE cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017; the word “tentative” was removed from this event listing as of 4/2/2017))

(old listing) MONDAYS, New London  (confirmed for 2016) – "The Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night,” starting 6pm, at beautiful Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320,www.ocean-beach-park.com... Quoting from the recently-updated “Ocean Beach Park 2016 Summer Entertainment” page (http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html): “…Classic Car Cruise Night… Every Monday starting at 5:00 throughout the summer, bring the whole family down and swing to the oldies during our Cruise Night. A live DJ spins great music, while a parade of classic cars lines the boardwalk. Play a round of miniature golf for a special price of $2.00, ride the waterslide from 5:30 to 8:30 for just $10, or ride the rides for a special cruise night price. Cap off the evening with an ice cream cone. Parking and admission is free!...” The opening night is listed as Monday, May 9th, and it appears to go every Monday through the summer (make sure you consult that “2016 Summer Entertainment” page for any specific date that you’re thinking of attending, to make sure: http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html), with the season-ending night being listed as Monday, September 12th, 2016… webmaster's note – We try to get out to this event at least once a summer, and we absolutely love the laid-back, beachside vibe of this cool cruise, in one of Connecticut’s most beautiful locations. Definitely looking forward to getting back to OBP this coming season for more Monday night cruising fun!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2016)

(old listing) MONDAYS, East Granby (confirmed for 2016– “Mark’s Classic Cruise,” The largest weekly cruise in New England, located at 22 Russell Road, conveniently off of Route 20 in East Granby, CT... An open cruise night, which means anyone is welcome to attend regardless of year, make, and model driven. Vehicles must be clean. Cruise runs every Monday night (unless inclement weather or saturated field conditions) from 5pm to 9pm between May and September (excluding holidays)… Adjacent to Bradley International Airport, Mark’s Classic Cruise is centrally located between Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. From Interstate 91 take Exit 40 (Route 20). Turn right onto East Street and take a right onto Russell Road; Mark’s is on the right. If a queue line has formed prior to your arrival, please do not block Route 20…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the official Mark’s Classic Cruise web site: http://www.markscruisenight.com/ - Please be sure to visit it and read up on many other details of the event, how it runs, and so forth. For more info: 860-653-2551 or Markscruisenight@Yahoo.com … And the Facebook site for Mark’s is located at: https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise (be sure to visit and “Like”)… Additional comments – This is a seriously big time cruise night that must be experienced to be believed! We’ve attended a few times over the past few years, both as a spectator and a participant, and have always had a great time! Check it out if you can!!!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of4/192016)

(old listing) MONDAYS (2nd and 4th of the month), Niantic (confirmed for 2016) – "The Niantic VFW Car Show,” 2nd and 4th Mondays, rain date Tuesdays…Start date May 9th, at 5:30pm… Hot dogs, water/soda, great music, beautiful cars, great company… (Happens at) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5849, 39 Columbus Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357… webmaster’s note – We ran across this listing, complete with an official flyer, on Facebook, at the VFW Post 5849 page: https://www.facebook.com/VfwPost5849/ - and all of the above info was transcribed from that same flyer—which we also uploaded a copy of to our server, so that you can also view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2016NianticVFWCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Here is the accompanying verbiage that was posted online buy the VFW Post 5849 folks: “…We are so excited to host a car show again this year! It's a great way to spend a Monday night! We have hot dogs, soda and water!! Beautiful cars and you can see the sun set on the beach if you wanted to!! Our first show will be Monday May 9th it will start at 5:30pm!...” Sounds cool to us! Thanks to VFW Post 5849 and everyone who make this wonderful summertime event possible!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/21/2016)

(old listing) MONDAYS, Durham (appears to be confirmed for 2015) - "...’American Graffiti Night’ Classic Car Cruise Night…” every Monday evening, 5pm-8pm, at Artie’s Bar & Grill, 980 New Haven Road, Durham, CT… webmaster’s note – We saw the listing for this cool-sounding new local-area cruise night on the SpecialInterest.com web site, where it was noted that there are “trophies awarded, food specials, and music.” We also tracked down the Artie’s Bar & Grill Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arties-Bar-Grill/1508904209356738), where these additional event descriptions were provided: “…American Graffiti Night at Artie’s… Every Monday 5 to 8 we welcome all classis cars, hot rods, and bikes! Trophies are awarded every night. Enjoy $2 rootbeer floats, $2 hot dogs, $3 cheeseburgers, kids under 12 eat free!...” Additional info - We also took the liberty of making some screen shots of some of the images from the Artie’s Facebook page that illustrate the cool cars & trucks that have been showing up for this event, some other event info and graphics that we were able to find online, and put it all together on one “information compendium” page that you can view online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ArtiesPlaceAmerGraffitiMondayCruiseDurham.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 8/6/2015)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (First Tuesday of the month, starts 5/1/2018), Chesterfield (confirmed for 2018) - “…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT… 5:00 pm--8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ and fantastic Raffle Prizes, antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... May 1… June 5… July 3… August 7… September 4, 2018… Info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…” webmaster’s note: All of the above info came from the OldRide.com dedicated event page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html ... Additional info - We found some info about the Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club on this Hemmings page: https://www.hemmings.com/clubs/detail?hmn_club_id=1478317Even more additional info – Here’s the link to the “Directions” page for Nature’s Art/The Dinosaur Place (1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike/a.k.a.: CT Route 85, Montville, CT 06370), from their web site: http://naturesartvillage.com/hours-directions/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/5/2018)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (Every Tuesday, starts 4/25/2017), Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe Tuesday Classic Car Cruise”… Tuesdays, 5 to 9, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468… webmaster’s note – We were given the heads-up about this event via a Facebook message from our friend Melissa Mekdeci (that also included a flyer for the Bella Rosa Large Classic Car Show Benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital that happens there on Sunday, July 9th), and are adding it to our calendar to help spread the word! NOTE: While we are aware that Tuesday, April 25th is the start date for the 2017 season, we do not have any info about a season end date... More info: Official web site for Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe: www.bellarosapizza.com – and they also have a Facebook page, which is (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ … ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS, Haddam (confirmed for 2017) - The MisFit Car Cruisers Car Club presents their Even-Newer ‘Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions Classic Car Cruise,' at 95 Bridge Road (Route 82), Haddam, CT 06438. Quoting from the MisFit Car Cruisers’ Facebook announcement of 4/10/2017: “…MISFITS, gather 'round for the best news that will not disappoint. We have been welcomed with open arms, open doors and a large open parking lot by Tony' s Package Store and River Valley Provisions at 95 Bridge Rd in Haddam. We will begin our weekly summer tradition, as planned, on Tuesday, May 9th, 5-8 pm in new company and hopefully all our old company as well. We hope you like the new digs as much as we do! 4 more weeks! (And we promise, we won't have to change it this time). See you soon!!!...” For more info - Please be sure to visit the MisFit Car Cruisers’ official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/ … Additional info - Here are a couple more useful info links: Tony’s Package Store Haddam, CT Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TonysPackageHaddam/ - and River Valley Provisions, Haddam, CTFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiverValleyProvisions/   … Additional thoughts – We’ve been attending MisFit Car Cruisers’ cruise nights in the beautiful CT River valley area for many years now, when we first started attending they were at the Essex Firehouse, then several years’-worth at Plattwood Park in Deep River, and we must say they were all fantastic, fun times, very well-run, and staffed by very friendly and helpful volunteers! We are looking forward BIG TIME to checking out the MisFits’ new Tony’s Package Store/River Valley Provisions cruises in beautiful Haddam, CT this season, and are sure they’ll be a huge success! Thanks MisFits for all your work making it happen!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS, Orange (confirmed for 2017) - “Goodies of Orange and Cruisin’ East Car Club Tuesday Night Cruise”… “…1st Tuesday of May thru last Tuesday of September… Music, giveaways, 50/50 raffles, fun… Goodies of Orange, 111 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT… Cut-off 1985, due to limited space… No 4x4s, no beaters, no tuners, no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info directly from the official event flyer that was posted on Facebook by our friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762), with the following note: “…This Tuesday, May 2nd, come out, patio open…” And here is the clickable link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18076576_1845096742422990_2531777648998953455_o.jpg?oh=98ade3a969646dfdcf09d6380ec49fee&oe=598B8FC5 … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (Every Tuesday, 5/9/2017 thru 9/26/2017), Cheshire (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Wayback Burgers Car Cruise – DJ By Joann & Doug – CT Heart and Soul Cruisers”… Door prizes, food, music, and trophies… Every Tuesday, 5-9pm, May 9th through September 26, 2017, weather permitting… Every Tuesday $3.99 Wayback Classic Cheeseburgers, 5-9pm… Cheshire Shopping Center, 957 S. Main Street, Cheshire, CT, 203-439-0060, waybackburgers.com, 203-228-3465 Norm…” webmaster's note – We transcribed all of the above info directly off of a flyer that was posted on Facebook, and also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CheshireTuesdayWaybackCruiseFlyer.jpg… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/7/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Uncasville (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Dream Machine Classics Uncasville Home Depot Cruise Night 2017"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Home Depot Cruise Night 2017… Route 395 to Exit 79A to Route 32, ¼ mile south at Home Depot parking lot… 5:30 till 8:00pm… No rain dates… May 9thJune 13thJuly 11thAugust 8th, September 12th… Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts…www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the P’OM… NSRA safety inspections will be available at the cruise night… Hosted by the Dream Machine Classics Auto Club, 860-546-6113…”… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017UncasvilleHomeDepotCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

(old listing) TUESDAYS, Stratford (confirmed for 2016) - “The Street Creepers Car Club’s Cruise Night at The Blue Sky Diner”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that we found posted on 4/24/2016 at the Street Creepers Car Club of Southern Connecticut’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/): “…Cruise Night is back at The Blue Sky Diner!... 273 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06615… Every Tuesday Night from 5pm to 8pm, starting May 17th… Great food, live DJ playing classic rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, and surf!... Open to hot rods, kustoms, classics, and antiques… No burnouts, respect the venue and its patrons…” And here’s the link to the flyer copy itself that is posted on Facebook (and had this saying posted with it: "We're bringing back one of our favorite local cruise nights!"): https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/13055435_1714891668790981_4804041697537782712_n.jpg?oh=081dd964b48f04c3f606569b29734810&oe=57BB5510 ... Additional thoughts: Don't forget to visit and "Like" the Street Creepers Car Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/ ...   (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2016)

(old listing) TUESDAYS, Hamden (confirmed for 2016) - “Columbus Lodge of Hamden Tuesday Cruise Night” … Quoting from the 4/28/2016 Facebook post (which included a great looking colorful event poster) by Lisa Marie where we first ran across this event listing: “…Do you have a motorcycle OR Truck OR Car and love Cruise Nights? Join Us on Tuesday, May 10, from 6-10pm @ Columbus Lodge of Hamden 2630 Whitney Ave Hamden for Cruise Night! All makes and models are welcome!...” A transcription of the words from the poster that accompanied the word-announcement is as follows: “…Cruise Night… Motorcycles, trucks, cars… All makes and models!... Columbus Lodge of Hamden, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT… First show: Tuesday, May 10th, 6-10pm…” And here’s the actual online Facebook address for the event poster: https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13100755_967010336748461_6515021875394001512_n.jpg?oh=9fc50c375db8065a9bef443018f34ed1&oe=57B8E535 … webmaster's note – I posted a follow-up question after seeing the original Facebook post by Lisa Marie, asking if the event was going to be a weekly event. Eric Selmquist responded to my question with a follow-up post “…Every Tues…”…  Additional info: Please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Columbus Lodge of Hamden official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Lodge-Hamden-212888102176061/ … Sounds cool, and we hope to check it out this season! Thanks again to Lisa Marie, the Columbus Lodge of Hamden, and everyone involved!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2016)

(old listing) TUESDAYS (three specific dates only--see the listing for details), Groton (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – "...'Balfour Beatty Communities Car Cruise 2015...' Tuesdays: June 16, July 21, and August 18. 5:00pm to 8:00pm. All makes and models. Free admission... Location: 100 Tern Road, Groton, CT 06340. Sponsored by: Balfour Beatty Communities... More information: 860-446-5913..."... webmaster's note - We ran across the flyer for this event posted online, which is where all of the above info came from. We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GrotonBalfourBeattyTuesdayCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2015)

(old listing)  TUESDAYS, Glastonbury (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “… 2015 Summer Cruise Nights at Glastonbury McDonalds… Produced by the Connecticut GTO Club, at the Glastonbury McDonalds, 2915 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT… Every Tuesday, 5pm to 8:30p, May 5th through October 13th… Special trophies, 50/50 drawing, Music, and more!... Visit www.ctgtoclub.org for weather cancellation…” webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed directly from the electronic flyer posted by the CT GTO Club at their official web site, and we’ve also taken the liberty of making a copy of that flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GlastonburyMcDonaldsCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve been to this cruise night several times over the years, both as a spectator and at least once or twice as a participant, and have had a great time. It’s very well run, in a fun & “active” location, and with great McD’s food available right there! What’s not to like?!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015)

(old listing) TUESDAYS (1st of each month--see listing for specific dates), Chesterfield (appears to be confirmed for 2015) YesterYear of Oakdale Car Cruise at Nature’s Art… “…Nature's Art - The Dinosaur Place, Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370, Route 85, Chesterfield, CT (webmaster's note - I believe that "Chesterfield" may be a section of Montville, and that "Hartford-New London Turnpike" is otherwise identified as CT Route 85 in that area...)... 5pm-8pm… Rain date following Thursday… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Special Interest Vehicles Only, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Live Music DJ. Food and Prizes…” webmaster’s note – The above verbiage comes directly from the OldRide.com listing for this event, that we ran across recently, located online at: http://www.oldride.com/events/1266437.html ... That listing also contained a list of the dates (and keep in mind the advice about rain dates above, being  the Thursday immediately following), which are of course all Tuesdays: May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, and September 1st. The more info contact is Trina Smolen at 860-859-1134… Additional info – There is an info page at the Nature’s Art web site that gives good detailed directions for getting there: http://naturesartvillage.com/general-information/hours-directions/Final thoughts – I went there a few years ago as a spectator and had a fantastic time checking out all sorts of cool old cars and trucks. Hoping to get back there this season on one of those selected monthly Tuesdays… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 4/26/2017), Oxford (confirmed for 2017) – ”Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night” 5pm ‘till 9pm… At Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… “…Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting… Starting Wednesday, April 26th, 2017… Trophies every 2ndWednesday… 50/50 raffle… Give-a-ways, and much more!... For information, call Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster's note – We received a copy of the official flyer from which this information was transcribed, from our friend Melissa Mekdeci, via the Facebook system, on 3/17/2017 (Thanks again Melissa!). We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer that Melissa sent us, to our server, where you can view it for yourself now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017FritzsOfOxfordCruiseNightFlyer.jpg … Additional info - Please also be sure to check out the Fritz’s Snack Bar official web site for lots more info about this classic establishment, online at: http://fritzssnackbar.com/ - and they also have a useful “Directions” page that you can refer to: http://fritzssnackbar.com/Direction.html ... Finally, please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Fritz’s snack bar Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 4/26/2017), Hamden (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”… Every Wednesday night from April to October, 6pm to 10pm, at The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604… webmaster’s note – I placed an inquiry on the Glenwood Drive-In’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/), back near the beginning of April of this year, asking about whether they had determined a kick-off night yet for the 2017 cruise night series. The Glenwood folks got back to me promptly with this response: “…Hey Steve, sorry, we have been trying to get that figured out. We are planning for April 26, weather permitting…” Sounds awesome! We look forward to getting back to the Glenwood again this year to check out the always-cool cruise nights, and perhaps enjoy a classic Glenwood hot dog or two!... More info – Check out their official web site for lots more info about this beloved & very long-running classic Connecticut eating place: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/ - and also the dedicated Glenwood Drive-In cruise night info page: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2017)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 5/31/2017 6/7/2017), West Haven (confirmed for 2017) – The Street Creepers Car Club’s Savin Rock Wednesday Cruise Nights… "...Cruise Nights will return to Savin Rock (officially) beginning the first Wednesday in June… We were planning on a May start, but due to circumstances beyond our control, this could not happen… Please spread the word, and we’ll see you all soon…” webmaster’s note – We are pleased to quote a recent Facebook post from our friends the Street Creepers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/), regarding their super-cool Savin Rock West Haven Wednesday night cruise nights series, happily returning soon for the 2017 season, at the Savin Rock Conference Center parking area (street address for all you mapquesters and GPSers is: 6 Rock St, West Haven, CT 06516, and that’s directly off of Captain Thomas Boulevard, right across from the Kelsey Avenue intersection). I’ve attended these events in the past, both as a spectator and a participant, and it’s always a great time, with a very cool “beach vibe.” Definitely looking forward to getting back to Savin Rock again this year for the Creepers’ cool cruise… *5/23/2017 UPDATE – As per a 5/22/2017 Facebook update from the Street Creepers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/), the Savin Rock Season Opener date has been revised: “…Cruise Nights will return to Savin Rock (officially) beginning Wednesday, May 31st… Please spread the word, and we'll see you all soon!...” Sounds good, and we are happy to help spread the word… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2017; revised season opener date for this event was incorporated into this listing as of 5/23/2017)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Groton (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes Summer Car Cruise Nights"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Summer Car Cruise   Nights… July 12August 9September 13… 5:00pm – 8:00pm… 124 Gungywamp Road, Groton, CT… All makes & models…” There is other info on the flyer that is not related to the event (Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes is a housing company), plus this telephone number, which might be useful if you needed to call about the cruise nights: 860-448-4505… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017GrotonBalfourBeattyCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every second of the month from May 'till September), Bolton (confirmed for 2016) - "...The Gear Head Mafia Car Club proudly presents Cruise Nights at Georgina's Restaurant, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton, CT 06043. Easy access from 384, Route 6, and Route 44... Come join us every second Wednesday of the month from May 'till September, from 5pm 'till dusk. Come join us for great music, raffle prizes, trophies, and of course great food..." webmaster's note - We ran across the Gear Head Mafia's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/) recently, where they had their official "2016 Cruise Schedule" Flyer posted (https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/1917498_924568017580032_6612924704220712298_n.jpg?oh=4c6a6da0e4c82eaaf4c69cf651b5c1f1&oe=5713B9D2), and thought it more than worth adding this cool-sounding cruise to our Calendar! The actual dates from the flyer for this cruise night are as follow: May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, and September 14th. There is also an October 23rd (which appears to be a Sunday) "Ted's IGA and The Gear Head Mafia Car Club Halloween Bash" car cruise listed on the flyer, to be happening at Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street in Hebron, CT, that also sounds cool, and will be happening 4pm 'till dusk... Additional info: There's a "Click for Directions" link on one of the Georgina's Restaurant web site pages that may be useful, if you're not familiar with the area: http://georginasbanquets.com/contact/ ... Even more additional info - Here's a cool "YouTube" video (nearly 6 minutes long) that someone posted from one of the 2015 Gear Head Mafia/Georgina's cruise nights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03yEDLh7xZI - Very cool!!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 12/29/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (see the listing for specific dates), Colchester  (appears to be confirmed for 2016) – “The Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester’s ‘2016 Colchester Green Cruise’… Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester, Connecticut is a group of automotive enthusiasts. We were founded in 1982 and growing every year. We are an organization that has been a part of the Colchester Community for over a quarter century... 2016 Colchester Green Cruise Schedule; gates open at 4:30pm: April 20th… May 18th… June 15th… July 20th… August 17th… September 21st… Rain Dates = The Following Wednesday… Fall Harvest Cruise: October 9th, 11am to 4pm…" Additional info: We found the above info posted at the official Good Times Motoring Club web site, which is located online at: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ - and which also contained this important info that you should be aware of before making a long trip to attend: “…GTMC is currently seeking new members. If you are interested in becoming a member please see the DJ or go to the trailer at the cruise, or email us at info@goodtimesmotoringclub.com … Donations of any denomination are always welcome. If you choose to donate, we will have members available as you enter our Cruise on the Colchester Green to collect your donation for charities of our choice. In the past we have donated to several charities and organizations such as the Colchester Library, The Food Bank, and a college scholarship to a graduating senior at Bacon Academy… We regret that no vehicle 1988 and newer will be allowed on the Green. Due to overcrowding and concerns by the Town, we had no choice but to change our venue. Thank you for your understanding…” Even more additional information – Be sure to visit and “Like” the GTMC’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2016)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Guilford (confirmed for 2016) - Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club presents: "Ashley’s Cruise Night," at Ashley’s Ice Cream, Route 1/Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT… “…Wednesday July 13th, and Wednesday, August 10th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm… “…Come join us, music by Rockin’ Richard…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Lucille Sharp (las32chev@comcast.net) of the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club (www.shorelinecruiserssrtc.com), for sending us along the listings for these two great-sounding evenings at one of our favorite local Shoreline-area venues, Ashley’s of Guilford (located in the “Sachem Plaza” right up on Route 1, more or less “in front” of the Guilford Wal-Mart)… Lucille also mentioned that the SRTC-ers’ usual Labor Day Car Show will not be happening this year  ... *LATE UPDATE - Lucille followed up a short time later with a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, which we made sure to upload to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2016AshleysOfGuilfordSRTCCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Lucille and all of the SRTC-ers!...   (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/20/2016)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every other, starting 5/20), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…CT Road Lancers Car Club and Captain Seas Restaurant of Wallingford 2015 Season of Weekly Wednesday Night Cruises, 905 N. Colony Rd., every Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm… Music by DJ Don, trophies… For information, call Plumcrazy Gil 203-213-9477…” webmaster’s note – we found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... We also went and looked at the CT Road Lancers cool official web site (http://ctroadlancers.webs.com/), and found a copy of the official 2015 Captain Seas Cruise Night Flyer, so copied and uploaded that, so that it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015CRLCaptSeasWedsWallingfordCruzFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS, West Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – Shoreline Time Machines Savin Rock Cruise Nights 2015... “… Cruise Nights begin May 6, 2015… Shoreline Time Machines will start their cruise season… Wednesdays, at the Savin Rock Convention Center parking lot. Cruises will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:00pm, thru the end of September, weather permitting… We hope to see you all there… " webmaster’s note – The above information came directly from our friends the Shoreline Time Machines car club’s official web site - http://shorelinetimemachines.com/ - and we also made a screen shot, which you can view at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesBegin6May2015.JPG ... Additional information – The Shoreline Time Machines’ web site also contains a “Cruise Location” page that contains detailed directions on how to get to the Savin Rock Convention Center, off of the nearby highway, Interstate 95—a clickable link to a screen shot we made of the “Cruise Location” page is at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesLocation.JPG ... Even more additional information – And if you are Facebook-compatible, you also need to check out the club’s official FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/shoreline.timemachines ... Final thoughts – The Shoreline Time Machines folks have been running this cool cruise night, at a beautiful spot right by the ocean, for many years, and it’s always a good time! Definitely hoping to make it there this season!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every first of the month—see listing for details), Columbia (appears to be confirmed for 2015) Columbia Ford Kia Cruise Nights 2015... “… Columbia Ford Kia, 234 Willimantic Road (Route 6), Columbia, CT, ‘Cruise Nights 2015,’ first Wednesday of the month: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, & September 2; rain date is the following Wednesday… 5:00pm to 8:00pm… ‘All makes & models welcome!... Great food and drink available at the Thunderbird Café… Please bring at least one non-perishable food item for the Covenant Soup Kitchen…’ For more info, call Bryan 860-822-3562…” webmaster's note – The above information was transcribed from a flyer for this event that we ran across online—and a copy of which we’ve uploaded to our server, which is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ColumbiaFordKiaWednesdayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – Very nice job by the Columbia Ford Kia and all of the event organizing team with the non-perishable food donation advice, providing a needed benefit for those less fortunate… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Southington (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz In at Kizl's Family Restaurant,” 5pm-9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489… Details from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/169679736875992/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2017! Starting April 6th, and every first and third Thursday thru August, then every Thursday thru October (and several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)!... Always a fun night, Lots of cool cars, at a fantastic location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2017!!! Thursday, April 6th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area for Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...” Even more info: http://ralphsrapidtransit.com/ … and/or on Facebook as well: https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bridgeport (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “…Starting May 25, 2017… The Port 5 Naval Veterans in association with The Connecticut Seaport Car Club presents Summer Cruise Nights on the Harbor… 5 Nights This Season!... May 25, June 22, July 27. August 31, September 28… Rain dates are following Thursday… 6-9 P.M., at Port 5 Naval Veterans Hall, 69 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT… 3 Trophies, prizes, awesome food… Featuring DJs: Car Tune Classics playing tunes and trivia with The Feel the Steel Contest!... 45 car limit - mo cut off year!... Gates close when parking lot is full… Info: Rich 203-610-3330…” webmaster’s note – We saw this info posted on the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and there was also a clickable link to the official flyer at: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/Port5Cruise2017.jpg ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS, Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Cruisin’ East Car Club Goodies of Milford Drive-In Weekly Thursday Cruise Night,” at Goodies Restaurant, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460… Quoting from the Facebook post of March 29th, 2017 from our friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762): "...We start up on April 20th, hope to see all our cruisin’ guys and gals!..." Awesome! Thanks Bill!... For more infohttp://goodiesmilford.com/ … Official Flyer – At the same time that Bill Giles posted that start-up date, he also posted an electronic photo of the official flyer, from which we were able to glean additional details about the event: “…Cruisin’ East car club presents the ‘Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodie’s Drive-In,’ 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT, from 6pm to 9pm… Contact Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824… Food, music, giveaways, trivia… ‘Cruising the way it used to be…’…” Very cool—thanks Bill! We also uploaded a copy of the flyer photo to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CruisinEastGoodiesMilfordThursCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Berlin (confirmed for 2017) - “…’Summer Cruise at Berlin Pizza, with the Over The Hill Gang CT Car Club,’ at Berlin Pizza on The Berlin Turnpike, 196 Wilbur Cross Highway, Berlin, CT (across from Home Depot)… Any hot rod, street rod, pro-street, muscle cars… Great fun for family & friends, music, prizes, raffles, trophies… Every other Thursday starting May 4th, 2017, 5:30pm to 8:30pm… List of date as follows (no rain dates): May 4th & 18th… June 1st, 15th, 29th… July 13th & 27th… August 10th & 24th… September 7th & 21st… October 5th & 19th… Weather permitting (no rain dates), see our Facebook page for cancellations… Be sure to like us on Facebook: Over The Hill Gang CT othgct… Please no booze or burnouts… Thank you…”… webmaster's note - We found the announcement and flyer for  this event on Facebook, at the site of our friends who organize it, the Over the Hill Gang CT - https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ - which is where all of the above information was transcribed from—we also made a copy of and uploaded a copy of the actual flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017BerlinPizzaCruiseFlyer-PostedOnFacebookByOTHGCT.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (5/18/2017 thru 9/21/2017), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2017) - "...'American Legion Post 113 Car Show,' Every Thursday night from 5pm 'till dusk, at American Legion Post 113, 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT... Show runs from May   18 through September 21, 2017. Open to all car types! Free admission! Open to the public!... Spectators welcome... No coolers allowed... Food and beverages at reasonable prices..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our old car friend Frank Saunders (https://www.facebook.com/frank.saunders.737) for the heads-up about this cool, local-area Thursday night summertime cruise series, that we've attended in the past, both as a spectator and a participant, and have always had a great time! Frank posted the flyer for this cool cruise night on Facebook, which is where all of the above info  was transcribed directly from. We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Frank, and the good folks of the American Legion Post 113!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/17/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in June, July, and August), Guilford (confirmed for 2017) - "Apple Pi Robotics Cruise Nights for Summer 2017"… Quoting from the official event info page (http://www.applepirobotics.org/2017/06/apple-pi-announces-cruise-nights-for-summer-2017/) published by the Apple Pi Robotics Team (www.applepirobotics.org and/or: https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/), at their official web site: “…Cruise Nights sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics. 5PM – 8PM (dusk) June 22July 6July 20August 3 and August 17… Includes antique and unusual cars, barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, music, and robotics demonstrations and lots of FUN! No better atmosphere for a relaxing Cruise Night than the grassy fields in back of the Little Red Barn at Bishops Orchard right off Route 1 in Guilford, CT. Come enjoy some of the best music from the 50's, 60's and 70’s, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while ‘talking cars’. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations. For updates, check our website at www.applepirobotics.org … Admission is FREE although donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. All donations and proceeds from our concession are used to fund the Apple Pi Robotics Program…” We also made a screen shot of the cruise night info page, which included a cool graphic, and uploaded that to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ApplePiRobotics2017CruiseNitesInfo-JPG.JPG .... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/6/2017)

(old listing) THURSDAYS, Wallingford  (confirmed for 2016) - "Doo Wop Cruisers' Captain Seas 2016 Cruise Nights"... Quoting from our Doo Wop Cruisers car club friend Frank Bronner’s e-mail (fbronner@sbcglobal.net) heads-up from earlier today, that had information about this, and also the popular Monday North Haven Cruise nights that the Doo Wop Cruisers also run: “…Hi Steve, Just a reminder that The Doo Wop Cruisers will be starting up their cruise night at the North Haven Shopping Center on May 9th 2016. From 5:00 to 8:30pm… They will also be doing the cruise night at Captain Seas in Wallingford on Thursday nights starting May 19th, from 5:00 to 8:30…” We also looked at the listing appearing on the SpecialInterest.com web site for the Captain Seas event: “…May 19, Wallingford, Every Thursday Night come cruise with the Doo Wop Cruisers to enjoy Good Food & Great Friends at Captain Seas & enjoy the oldies music, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Captain Seas Rest. 905 No Colony Rd…” Be sure to check the Official Doo Wop Cruisers web site for more info: http://www.doowopcruisers.com/Additional info – Here’s the Captain Seas official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Captain-Seas-120406141304216/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2016)

(old listing) THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Seymour (confirmed for 2016) - "... Seymour Lions Club’s ‘Summer Cruise Nights 2016’ at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483, Thursday Nights Cruise from 5:30 to 8:30pm, on these specific dates: May 12th, May 26th, June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, September 1st, September 15th… (All dates are) weather permitting, (and with) trophies awarded… ‘…All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles welcome!...’ Visit us on our Facebook page: ‘The Seymour Lions Club.’… For additional information please contact Corky 203-619-1571 or Melissa 203-430-9356, or email us at seymourlions52@att.net … Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aides! ...” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a colorful flyer posted Facebook by the Seymour Lions Club on their official page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Seymour-Lions-Club-233240963383227/ … And here’s the actual online Facebook address for the poster itself: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13015163_1195968727110441_3249526642137126053_n.jpg?oh=92063b97cd1db49e2d7135620d85ae52&oe=57AF5BC5 … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2016)

(old listing) THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Bridgeport (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…’Cruzin’ Back To The Ballpark’ at Harbor Yard Free Monthly Car Cruise, at The Ballpark At Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT…”... webmaster’s note – Our old car friend AJ from WPLR posted the official flyer for this event online at his Facebook site, and the following is a transcription of the details on this cool-sounding new event: “…Free Monthly Car Cruise… May, June, August, October: 3rd Thursday of the month… July & September: 4th Thursday of the Month… 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine… Live bands, ballpark fare, BBQ pit, free giveaways, industry midway, 21+ beer garden… Free admission for cars and spectators… All ages, family friendly… For more info: www.bridgeportbluefish.com … No pets, no imports…” (ugh, as a vintage Volkswagen driver, I guess that very last part means that I can only attend as a spectator, so I’ll do my best to get over there to check it out some Thursday night this summer…)… Additional info – We also took the liberty of making a copy of the flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015BptBluefishHarborYardThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Even more additional info – Here’s the Bridgeport Bluefish/Harbor Yard ballpark web site official directions page, for your info: http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com/stadium/directions/ …  (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2015)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS (Every Friday thru September; starts 5/12/2017), North Branford (confirmed for 2017) – “…Marty Forbes Presents McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights… “Hot Cars Wanted!”… Starting May 12th, 2017, through September, 5:30 to 8:30pm (come early and park with your friends)… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… “Good Food, and don’t forget the Ice Cream!”… Hear those late great rock ‘n roll tunes by: “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… “All makes and models welcome!”… Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…” webmaster’s note – We inserted the “TENTATIVE” marking at the beginning of this listing because we have NOT heard directly from Marty Forbes about this—the info comes from several “artist proofs” of the flyer/poster that “Frankie B” (Frank Bronner) shared with us, to promote his service of creating flyers for local car events (we’ll also be working up a words-ad for the classifieds section with specific information about Frank’s service for creating these very attractive and eye-catching flyers). So, until we hear direct confirmation from “The Man” (Marty Forbes of course), we are not able to consider this information as “confirmed”—and neither should you (but you can always call the “more info” number that was provided…)… Additional thoughts – These Marty Forbes-organized McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday night summertime cruise nights are among the absolute best and most fun in our area (and the Rockin’ Richard oldies tunes are the absolute grooviest!), and we are very much looking forward to getting back there with our old car to participate once again for the 2017 season! Thank you Marty for all the work you do to make them happen!!... *2/24/2017 UPDATES – We removed the word “TENTATIVE” from the beginning of this event listing, because we just had the pleasure of speaking on the phone minutes ago with The Man, Marty Forbes, who was very enthusiastic to confirm that Friday, May 12this indeed the Official Opening Night for this event, and when he gets the “Final Version” of the Official Flyer for this event in hand, he said he’ll be sending us a copy ASAP! Sounds positively awesome, Marty, and Thank You for getting back to us! We can’t wait to get back to North Branford for some cool Friday night classic car cruisin’ in 2017!!... *4/17/2017 UPDATES – We received a copy of the Official Flyer for 2017 from our friend Marty Forbes, received in a snail mailing postmarked March 28th, 2017 (thanks Marty!), and we went ahead and scanned it and uploaded a copy to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017MartyForbesMcDsAndDQNorthBranfordFridayCruiseFlyer.jpg… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; clickable link to a scan of the Official Flyer for 2017 was added to this listing as of 4/17/2017)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS, Uncasville (confirmed for 2017) – "Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that was forwarded to us by our friend Jeff Higgins (jhiggins@moheganmail.com), via an e-mail dated 5/3/2017: “…Cruise on over to Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise, Every Friday starting in June, 6pm to 8pm, Route 32, Uncasville… All classic cars, American & foreign, muscle cars, post WWII vehicles, trucks, military, and special interest vehicles are welcome… All participants receive a coupon for free wings!...” webmaster’s note – As noted, Jeff from Mohegan had sent us the flyer originally, attached to the 5/3 e-mail, and with this nice cover note: “…Hello Steve, Aroogas is hosting a car cruise this summer starting the first Friday in June. We would love to have your participation. Please let me know if you have any questions… Thank you, Jeff…” Knowing that we like not only to put cruises/”recurring” type events in the “Cruise Nights” section of our SAAC online calendar page (http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/calendar.htm), as well as the “Opening Night” of the event, within the normal “Calendar” part of the page, I wrote back to Jeff to attempt to confirm that Friday, June 2nd, was indeed going to be the Arooga’s Friday cruise opener. He got back to me very promptly via e-mail within minutes of my inquiry; quoting from his email of 5/4/2017: “…Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, the first event will be Friday June 2nd… Look forward to seeing you there… Jeff…” Fantastic—thanks again Jeff!... FLYER: Here’s the clickable link to the copy of Jeff’s event flyer for the Aroooga’s 2017 Friday cruise nights that we uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017AroogasUncasvilleFridayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg … Additional info – Don’t forget to visit (and “Like”) the Arooga’s at Mohegan Sun official Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/aroogas32/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2017)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS, Milford (confirmed for 2017) – “Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Milford McDonalds Friday Cruise Nights,” at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark--but also suggest your taking our friend the noted BSG-er Joel DeBiase’s (https://www.facebook.com/joel.debiase) advice to: “Get there before 6:00pm!”--since parking spaces at this popular cruise night do tend to fill up rapidly! We are reporting this kick-off date based upon an early January Facebook posting by Joel, and we will certainly update this listing as needed, as more details get published about it… Additional info - Be sure to visit the BSGs club's official web site at: http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ - and also their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876 ;... Once again, please stay tuned for more details, and make sure to mark May 5th May 12th down on your 2017 calendar for an always-fun local cruise night run by some really great folks… *5/5/2017 UPDATES – As per several Facebook updates posted this morning from BSG member friends (Will Fleming, Mike Long) and/or local old car friends-in-the-know (Tony Cervone), the start date for this cruise night series has been pushed up to Friday, May 12th, due to VERY RAINY weather happening on Friday May 5th. So, let’s all do our “inverse rain dance” so that the weather’s nice and clear for Friday May 12th!...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2017)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bozrah (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Vintage Night at the Market – Classic Car Cruise at the Bozrah Farmers Market," 4-7pm, 45 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT… Looking for vintage cars… July 28thAugust 25th… September 22nd… Music by The Pom…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info directly from the poster for this event that we received via Facebook from Lulu Baah - https://www.facebook.com/lulu.baah.3 - and we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017VintageNightAtTheBozrahFarmersMarketPoster.jpg ... Additional info – Please also be sure to view the official Bozrah Farmers Market web site at: https://www.bozrahfarmersmarket.org/ - and check them out (and be sure to “Like”) also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BozrahFarm/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2017)

(old listing) FRIDAYS, Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2014) - 'Classic Night Cruise Nights,' at Village Square Shopping Center, Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), Monroe, CT, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, May 9th through September 19th, 2014. More info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41637 - and also the club's official web site: http://www.classicnights.com/ - and also: Fred Loulis 203-268-1111. (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/6/2014)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bridgeport (confirmed for 2017) – The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club’s “Monthly Cruise at The Club…” Quoting from the electronic flyer (actual flyer URL: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17158919_1945280932425002_3716862763274067829_o.jpg?oh=bb0a8573fa2a7ecfcc73b2a6a318394b&oe=59371CCF) that our friends the Round Town Cruisers posted onFacebook just a couple of days ago: “…The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club present a ‘Monthly Cruise at The Club’…Join us on the Second Saturday of each Month: April 8th… May 13th… June 10th… July 8th… August 12th… September 9th… Rain dates are on the following Saturday, one rain date per month… Trophies, door prizes, raffles, music, food, indoor cash bar, outdoor pavilion … Participant judging… Hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, and muscle cars are welcome… The Germania Schwaben Club, 416 Horace Street, Bridgeport, CT… For more info call: Mike @ 203-814-8315…” webmaster’s note– I didn’t see it noted on the flyer, but I am pretty sure I saw the event hours listed in another Facebook post by the RTC-ers as being noon to 3pm; at the present time I am attempting to follow up with them on that important detail, and will, of course, update this listing as soon as I receive confirmation and/or any additional info… Additional info – Please be sure to check in also with the Round Town Cruisers at their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ … *3/31/2017 UPDATES – Our friends the Round Town Cruisers followed up with a revised event flyer that clearly listed the event hours, which, as we had suspected, are 12:00 noon to 3:00pm; we made a copy of the revised flyer and uploaded it to our server, and you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017RoundTownCruisersGermaniaClubBptUpdatedFlyer.jpg…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; clickable link to the revised flyer was added to this listing as of 3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (3rd of each month, April through October), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – “Cars and Coffee at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford”… “…April 15, Wallingford, Come grab a hot cup of Joe and a bagel, and check out some cool cars. Bring your car, any make or year. If you think it's cool, we want to see it! Trucks, too. But please, not burnouts or loud stereos. Spend an hour or two with other enthusiasts and talk cars, Cars and Coffee at Bruegger's Bagels, 970 North Colony Rd. (Rte. 5), Easy access from Rte. 15 N or S, or Rte. 68 via 91 N or S., 3rd Saturday of the month, April thru October. Rain date following Saturday, 7am - 10am…” webmaster’s note – The above text was transcribed directly from the listing appearing on the SpecialInterest.com web site’s coming events calendar for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm). How cool to see this, what appears to be, new-for-2017 local car event on the scene! At this time we are attempting to see if there may be a flyer available for this great-sounding “cars & coffee” series in nearby Wallingford! Meanwhile, please also be sure to visit (& “Like”) the Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ …  *5/9/2017 UPDATES – What do you know, even though I never received any response back from the direct contact I attempted to make with Brueggers of Wallingford as far as a flyer for this event, I had the good fortune to attend the Doo Wop Cruisers’ season opener North Haven Shopping Plaza cruise night earlier this week (on 5/8/2017) with my ’70 Bug, and after some walking around at the cruise, I came back to find a flyer for the Brueggers of Wallingford Cars and Coffee event placed in my car--NICE! I then made sure to get it onto the scanner when I got home, and then uploaded the scan to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSatCarsAndCoffee.jpg ...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; hyperlink to a scan of the official flyer was added to this listing as of 5/9/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Uncasville (confirmed for 2017) – "The Southeastern Mustang Club presents: Cruise Nights 2017 at The Center of Montville," 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates… Sorry no motorcycles… Dates and details are as follow: Saturday, May 20th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, June 17th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, July 15th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, August 19th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, September 16th, 4pm until 7pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting new raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/ ... On the web: www.semc.com ... Please, no alcohol and no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We were so pleased to receive the official flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed, from our old car friend from Southeastern Connecticut Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who forwarded it, along with a fundraising endorsement letter from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, all attached to an e-mail that he sent us, dated 3/17/2017—here are excerpts from Clem’s cover note: “…Hi Steve, Clem Brown here… (I’ve) included a copy of our club’s cruise night flyer and a letter from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center giving permission to collect donations for them. I (would like to ask) if you could add our cruise nights to your SAAC calendar… The cruise nights are open to all, no cut-off dates and we welcome cars and trucks of all makes and models… There is no admission charge, we have music and great raffle prizes and appreciation awards. Our club’s Facebook page is noted on the flyer and will give the latest info if there is need of a rain date, etc… Thanks in advance, Clem…” Sounds fantastic, Clem, and even better that it supports a positively fantastic and very worthy cause! Great job by you and all of the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club for making it happen! We also took the liberty of uploading both of the documents that Clem supplied, to our server, where you can view them both online at the following clickable links: Cruise Night Flyer = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017SEMustangClubUncasvilleCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg – And the Fundraising endorsement letter from CT Children’s Medical Center = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017SEMustangClubUncasvilleCruiseNightsFundraisingEndorse.JPG… Thanks again Clem and SEMC!!!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (second and fourth of the month, thru September 23rd; also see listing), Wallingford (confirmed for 2017) – "Cruise Nights 2017 - Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers”… Quoting from the 3/27/2017 e-mail received from our friend John Danovich (jdanovich00@gmail.com) of the Saturday Nite Cruizers Car Club of Wallingford: "...Hi Steve - Attached is the Saturda Nite Cruizers liting for our Duchess Cruise Night for 2017 (25 years running!).  Thanks for posting and hope to see you at the Duchess this year… "...Cruise Nights 2017 Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers… The Saturday Nite Cruizers invite you to join us for our 25th season of cruising at the Duchess Restaurant, 124 Church Street (Route 68) in Wallingford, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Our first cruise is Saturday May 13th, (no cruise on May 26th) then held every second and forth Saturday of the month thru September 23rd (no rain dates). Music and great food available. 6 trophies every cruise and no motorcycles please. No cutoff year, but we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. Additional info call June 860-919-8514, Jack 860-543-5880 or e-mail jdanovich00@gmail.com. Visit our website @ Saturdaynitecruziers.org... Cruise Dates: May 13...   (No cruise on May 27th)... June 10... June 24... July 8... July 22... August 12... August 26... September 9...September 23..." Sounds AWESOME! Thanks again Jack and the Cruizers!... Additional info - Don't forget to visit the Saturday Nite Cruizers car club online at: http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/index.html ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (first and third of the month; see listing for details), Berlin (confirmed for 2017) – "Charter Oak Firebirds 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria & Cafe”… Quoting from the official flyer that our local old car friend (& Charter Oak Firebird Club member) John Astarita passed along to us via the Facebook system: “…We’re back in a new location… 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria and Café, 1747 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT… 4:30pm to 8:00pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays… 2017 Schedule (no rain dates): May 20th… June 3rd… June 17th… July 1stJuly 15th… September 2nd… September 16th… October 7th… October 21st… Visit CharterOakBirds.com for Special Events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights… All classic, muscle, and specialty cars welcome—classic imports too (no tuners!)… Bigger trophies & better raffles… 50/50 drawing, music, and more!... Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.com – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person; no alcohol; no burnouts; no dogs allowed except service animals; please come, have fun, and be safe!... Please support our sponsors: Richard Chevrolet, Ground Up, and E-Muscle LLC…” webmaster’s note – We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer (from which all of the above information was transcribed directly) that John supplied us with to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CharterOakBirdsPineLoftCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info– Please also be sure to check in with the Charter Oak Firebird club at their official Facebook site as well (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-Club-223410181005443/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (first and third of the month; see listing for details), Meriden (confirmed for 2017) – “The American Muscle Car Club’s Class Act Auto Wash Saturday Cruise Night,” at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, Connecticut 06450, 5pm to 8pm… Details: “…(May 6th, 2017 is) our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...” Additional useful info – Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/403701559990995/ - and here’s the American Muscle Car Club (AMCC) Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - and here’s the main AMCC web site address as well: http://amcc-ct.org/ … Additional background: “…American Muscle Car Club is a Connecticut based non-profit organization comprised of close friends who are passionate about muscle cars and their community…” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Middletown (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "Middletown Elks Car Show” (classic car cruise), to be held on Saturday, May 13th... Saturday, June 10th... Saturday, July 8th... Saturday, August 12th... 5-8pm, at Middletown Elks, 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT (860-346-9771)... Free admission, all regional car clubs welcome... No rain dates... Hot dogs & hamburgers w/chips (outside), dinner available (inside), 50/50 raffle, music by Warren Reino... We reserve the right to refuse entry... webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed off of the flyer that was posted online by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT (Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ - make sure to visit and "Like" their page), and here's the hyperlink to the flyer itself: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17629838_1387080478033465_3360142966334182004_n.jpg?oh=b27a263a9a27402ec642024ecf33d382&oe=59547B7B … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "Cars & Coffee Branford," at Excelerate Performance, 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT... 9am to 12pm... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/603922683146761/): "...Come Drink Local Coffee and Talk Cars With Us :: We have teamed up with Willoughby's Coffee & Tea to start our own Cars & Coffee get together at Excelerate Performance… Local legend, Willoughby's Coffee will be providing the fresh brewed coffee roasted from the worlds finest beans and we will be providing the get together location at our 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT facility… All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to you. Bond with automotive enthusiasts who enjoy two of life's finest amenities. Family Friendly… Schedule: 4/22 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 5/27 - OPEN HOUSE 12pm - 4pm… 6/10 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 8/12 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… Contact E-mail - Sales@excelerateperformance.com , Phone - 203-483-6100..." Additional info - Here's Excelerate Performance's Faceboook page (make sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (Last of the month, June thru September), Norwich (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "VFW Post 594 of Norwich Breakfast Cruise"… Quoting from the event notice that we found on the Dream Machines Classics car club’s July schedule page (http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2017%20Schedules/july_2017.html): “…July 29, VFW Breakfast Cruise, 30 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich Industrial Park, Norwich, CT, 8am - 10am, $5 Breakfast Donations. Eggs Bacon or Sausage. Home fries. Pancakes. Coffee. Donuts, for more info call (860) 892-1400… (flyer link as follows) http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2017%20Photos/flyers/VFW2017%20cruise6.jpg… webmaster’s note – The flyer lists this event as happening on “the last Saturday of each month” (from June thru September), and there’s also a phone number provided on the flyer: 860-892-1400… Additional info – Please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the VFW Post 594 of Norwich Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Vfw594norwichct/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

(old listing) SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), North Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2016) - "Ink & Iron Cruise Night," at Tru Ink Gallery, 2005 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471, 5pm to 9pm… Info: Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142710599125378/ … “…The INK & IRON cruise nites are back at TRU INK and so are the Conn men! Join us July 9, Aug 13, and Sept 10 2016 for Food Trucks, Vendors, Music, Giveaways, Raffles and Tattoo / Piercing specials all day! We will welcome back the sickest moto stunt riders in CT the CONN MEN.. Come hang out, meet some badass people, and enjoy the hottest Cruise Nights in CT!…” Additional info – Please see the Tru Ink web site for more info: http://truinkgallery.wix.com/truink - and also the Tru Ink Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TRUINKgallery ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/29/2016)

(old listing) SATURDAYS (last of each month, May through September), Gales Ferry (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…Cows, Cones, and Classic Cars at Alice Acres Farm, 39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT (behind the Old Gales Ferry Elementary School across from Ocean State Job Lot on Route 12)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… dash plaques to first 20 cars… For more info call 860-464-2663 or 860-464-1885, or visit www.cowsandcones.com …”… webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed from a listing found on the Dream Machines Classics web site (specifically from the May, 2015 section of the Schedule), and we combined that, with some information directly from the Alice Acres/Cows & Cones web site - www.cowsandcones.com/special-events.html - onto a one-page handbill, which we then uploaded to our server in two formats—“.pdf” which has working links, and “.jpg” which is basically just a picture. You can view either or both now, at the following two clickable links: PDF = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.pdf - and JPG = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I got out there once last season as a spectator, and had a positively wonderful time checking out the great old cars, AND enjoying some of the fantastic ice cream that the “Cows & Cones” stand sells—it was positively SUPERB! What a great combination! Hope to get back out to Gales Ferry again at least once this coming season!… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/SAACMainPage.html . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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